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An exceptionally rare and important Nasrid ear-dagger, Spain, 15th century
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A Nasrid period ear-dagger, Spain, 15th century, With double-sided swelled blade with central ridges on either side, blade and grip strap decorated with gold overlaid hunting scenes together with seven cartouches containing kufic inscriptions, the forte decorated with a figure armed with a crossbow [qudib afranyi] pursuing various animals including a lion, the top of the grip strap between the pommel ears with a gold-overlaid diagonal blazon within a shield, the grip scales made from horn and secured by four brass rivets, decorated with foliage carved in relief, the large circular ears carved around the borders with inscriptions including the letters 'R' and 'TT'\n30.3cm.
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with double-sided swelled blade with central ridges on either side, blade and grip strap decorated with gold overlaid hunting scenes together with seven cartouches containing kufic inscriptions, the forte decorated with a figure armed with a crossbow [qudib afranyi] pursuing various animals including a lion, the top of the grip strap between the pommel ears with a gold-overlaid diagonal blazon within a shield, the grip scales made from horn and secured by four brass rivets, decorated with foliage carved in relief, the large circular ears carved around the borders with inscriptions including the letters 'R' and 'TT'

dimensions

30.3cm.


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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