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Sword, scabbard knife and scabbard Nineteenth century

Steel, gold, mother of pearl, iron, rubies, emeralds, pearls. fabric and cord | 127.6 x 8.6 x 6.0 cm | RCIN 11283

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The court of Khairpur, in modern day Sindh, Pakistan, had strong links with the contemporary Iranian courts and employed Iranian craftsmen. The enamels from this area were usually of pastel pink and purple hues, similar to those then used in Iran.
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    Iran (maker)

    Indian (nationality)

  • 127.6 x 8.6 x 6.0 cm (whole object)

    98.6 x 8.6 x 6.0 cm (excluding loop, tassel etc.)

  • Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by Ali Murad Khan I Talpur, Amir of Khairpur.

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