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Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
This fitting covered the opening of a sword scabbard, and the rings accommodated a sash tied around its wearer's waist. Weapons embellished with gold and other precious materials played a central role in diplomacy during the Mughal dynasty (1526-1857). Courtiers brought valuable armaments to emperors as tribute. In turn, emperors bestowed exquisitely wrought swords and daggers upon the nobility as signs of royal favor. Such gifts were a prominent feature of court attire.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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