Mughal Jade Dagger
- Dated: circa 1700 with a jade-mounted scabbard dated the 19th century
- Culture: Indian, Mughal
- Medium: steel, jade, wood, velvet
The slightly curved watered-steel blade has a central ridge and double grooves, gold-overlaid palmette and a cartouche at forte. The jade hilt feature scroll quillons and carved stylised lotus leaf while the pommel has the form of a lion’s head with gold inlay set with red spinels. Presented in its velvet-covered wood scabbard with carved jade chape and a lock.
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