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Eric S




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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jan, 2015 1:12 am    Post subject: Indo-Persian weapons from the Metropolitan Museum collection         Reply with quote

The Metropolitan Museum has a large collection of Indo-Persian weapons, only a few are on display, many are available for viewing online. Finding these weapons in the museum data base is not easy, you have to use many different search terms to see them all. Having them available under one category makes studying them much easier.

I have edited the available images in order to clear them up and to bring out more details resulting in many new images not seen before. This is a fantastic and varied collection which has previously been hidden away from view, some images are in high resolution, click on them for close up views, (katars have a separate gallery).

Some of the weapons are not strictly Indo-Persian but I added them in for various reasons, many of the weapons that George Stone donated to the Met are presented here as well. While the majority of the weapons are knives / daggers there are some firearms, maces, axe, swords etc.

Indo-Persian weapons http://www.pinterest.com/worldantiques/indo-p...n-museum-/

Katars http://www.pinterest.com/worldantiques/katars...t-collect/



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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan, 2015 2:47 am    Post subject: Indo-Persian weapons from the Metropolitan Museum collection         Reply with quote

There's a shamshir among those Indo-Persian weapons I encountered.

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Indo-Persian weapons from the Metropolitan Museum collec         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
There's a shamshir among those Indo-Persian weapons I encountered.


Shahril, I am not quite sure I understand your point, do you mean that there is a "kilij" (which is what an Ottoman shamshir is typically called) among the Indo-Persian weapons? Are you suggesting that this sword should not be described as being "Indo-Persian" as it may be Ottoman or are you referring to something else such as it should not be described as a "Persian scimitar".

Here is the museums description.
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Scimitar
Date: 19th century
Culture: Persian
Medium: Steel, brass, horn
Dimensions: L. 41 1/8 in. (105.0 cm); L. of blade 35 13/16 in. (91.0 cm); blade, Gr. W. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); guard, W. 5 1/2 in. (14.0 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 15 oz. (878.835 g)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1977
Accession Number: 1977.162.7
Inscription: (blade, in cartouches near hilt)
There is no hero but Ali, there is no sword but Dhul - fiqar

Shah Abbas

work of Assadullah
(Inscriptions read by Manuel Keene, Islamic Dept., May 1977)
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