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Name of Object:

Arabian gold sword

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Institution:

Weaponry Museum

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Date of Object:

19th century

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather, gold, elephant ivory, steel

Description:

Sword belonging to Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim. The sword’s sheath is made out of leather and gold. The sword handle is made from elephant ivory whilst the blade is a type of steel called ‘al-jawhar’ which is derived from the finest Arabian Damascus plate.

Citation of this web page:

"Arabian gold sword" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;qt;12;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 012

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