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Name of Object:

Arabian gold sword


Doha, Qatar

Holding Institution:

Weaponry Museum

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Date of Object:

19th century

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather, gold, elephant ivory, steel


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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