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- Previous Owner(s)
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
J.J. Klejman American, born Poland,1906 - 1995
Metal tip (or chape) of a sword or dagger scabbard; 5/8" x 1 1/2" opening at top with scalloped edge coming to a rounded, closed point at the bottom; inlaid gold design of flowers on one side, feathers and flowers on the other; one side (blade edge) is narrower than the other.
Golden poppies swaying on slender stems adorn this iron chape, which once tipped a sword's protective cover. The design's balance of symmetry and acutely observed nature is characteristic of the finest Mughal ornament. The artist incised the patterns on the iron, inlaid them with gold foil, and added details using chasing and engraving.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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Copyright with museum