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Name of Object:

Arabian gold dagger


Doha, Qatar

Holding Institution:

Weaponry Museum

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Date of Object:

19th century

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Leather, gold, rhinoceros ivory, steel


Arabian (Omani) dagger belonging to Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim. The dagger sheath is made of leather and embroidered with golden thread. The top and base of the sheath is decorated with a traditional flower design whilst the middle of the sheath is decorated with a leaf pattern. The dagger handle is made of rhinoceros ivory and is decorated with ten pearls. The dagger blade is steel called ‘al-jawhar’ which is derived from the finest Arabian Damascus plate.

Citation of this web page:

"Arabian gold dagger" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;qt;13;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 013

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