Description & Technical information

Mughal India(?)/Iran(?). 

Daggers play an important role in the history of Indian arms and armour and the growth of the Mughal Empire. It was during this period, notably during the reign of Akbar, the Great (1556-1605), that many of the Mughal models and types of arms were developed.
There is a wide variety of daggers in India, either for combat or personal adornment, which derive from Persian and Islamic models.
Symbols of power, many are works of art in themselves; some made from jade or rock crystal set with precious stones, others with the hilt completely covered with gems, such as the present example, intended for the use of an emperor.

Date:  17th century
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  Iran, Mughal India
Medium: gold, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds, Damascened steel
Signature: Ownership mark: Sarker Mir Mubarak Khan Talpur

Dimensions: 36 cm (14¹/₅ inches)
Provenance: Collection M.H.R.
Literature: CRESPO, Hugo Miguel. Jóias da Carreira da Índia. Museu do Oriente. Lisbon. 2014. pag. 38-40
Exhibitions: Jóias da Carreira da Índia. Museu do Oriente. Lisbon. 2014
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art