Museum of Islamic Art
Hegira 885-917 / AD 1481-1512
Wood, Leather, Metal Thread, Black Compound; Forged Steel, Gold inlay
Height: 74.5cm, Width: 76cm, Depth: 4.5cm
Made during the reign of Beyezid II, the yatagan (short sword) was a gift to his grand vizier, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha. It is the earliest known, decorated with a benedictory inscription as well as enumerating the attributes of Beyezid and the name of the owner in thuluth calligraphy.
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"Yataghan" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;qt;Mus21;11;en&id=arms_and_armoury
MWNF Working Number: QT 11