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Kanjar (dagger)
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Armatura giapponese del tipo Do-Maru
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Etienne Delaune - Targa da parata di Enrico II di Francia
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Pompeo della Cesa - Corsaletto
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Testiera di cavallo
Kanjar (dagger)
Armatura giapponese del tipo Do-Maru
Etienne Delaune - Targa da parata di Enrico II di Francia
Pompeo della Cesa - Corsaletto
Testiera di cavallo

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Description

The shape of the dagger refers to a Persian type that dates back to the Arab jambiya, a two-edged curved blade dagger. The blade is of a fine steel, the wootz damask, produced in a few places between northern India and Persia with a complex casting process. The decoration that covers the handle and the case is made of enamel. The flowers depicted, with delicate pink and purple hues, are mostly lotus flowers that wind from golden racemes that compose arabesques. Of particular elegance is the composition placed on the two sides of the handle in which the lotus, with its characteristic pointed petals, lies on a stylized blue leaf. The scabbard bears an illegible signature and the date "1230" of the Muslim era in Arabic characters.

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