Dagger and scabbard with name of Jahangir on upper chape

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, second quarter of 17th century
Steel, ivory, black mastic, gold, silver, jewels, wood
H x W x D (overall): 29.6 x 5.9 x 3.6 cm (11 5/8 x 2 5/16 x 1 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Freer Gallery 04: Engaging the Senses: Art in the Islamic World
Weapon and Armament


Iran, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Heather Ecker, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Dallas Museum of Art. Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity. Exh. cat. New York, NY, April 12, 2022. pg. 98.
  • P. Holstein. Contribution a l'etude des armes Orientales: Inde et Archipel malais. Contribution a l'etude des armes Orientales 2 vols., Paris. vol. 2: p. 190, pl. 90.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. cat. 34, pp. 207-213.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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