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A silver sword (saif) and scabbard, Yemen, 19th century
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4,0006,000
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194
A silver sword (saif) and scabbard, Yemen, 19th century
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A silver sword (saif) and scabbard, Yemen, 19th century
the single-edged triple fullered curved steel blade set with a silver-plated hilt with engraved decoration, the silver-plated scabbard with engraved vegetal motifs
80cm.
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Catalogue Note

Swords of this type were used in Yemen and Oman in the nineteenth century. The decoration of the hilt, with intricate floral scrolls, is reminiscent of similar workmanship produced in Hyderabad, a testimony of the strong links between India and the Arabian peninsula. For three comparable examples, see Hales 2013, p.245.

Arts of the Islamic World including Fine Rugs and Carpets

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