Knife in leather sheath
Hegira 11th century / AD 17th century
Gold damascening on iron, rubies, tourqoises, leather
The Kunstkammer of Rudolf II contained over 100 Turkish knives and daggers. This is a particularly sumptuous example of these knives used mainly as flatware; its iron handle is decorated with gold damascene work. The leather scabbard is embellished with rubies, turquoises and Arab inscriptions.
"Knife in leather sheath" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;at;Mus22;31;en&id=leatherwork
MWNF Working Number: AT2 31