- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Dagger with Jade Hilt in the Form of an Iris
- Weapons and Ammunition
- Work Type
- Creation Place: South Asia, India
- Mughal period
- Persistent Link
Level 2, Room 2590, South Asian Art, South Asia in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras
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- Physical Descriptions
- Watered steel, jade
- 35 x 3.5 cm (13 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.)
max. with jade handle: 35 x 8.7 x 2 cm (13 3/4 x 3 7/16 x 13/16 in.)
- Stuart Cary Welch, Jr., Contoonook, NH, (by 1999), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1999.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr.
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- The hilt, made of jade, features a pommel carved in the form of an iris. The base of the hilt is carved with acanthus leaves. The blade, made of watered steel, is slightly recurved. A fuller runs down the middle, from the base of the blade, to about three-quarters of the way towards the point.
- Exhibition History
A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/08/2000 - 09/03/2000
The Way I Remember Them: Paintings by Nusra Latif Qureshi, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 02/20/2004 - 04/25/2004
Overlapping Realms: Arts of the Islamic World and India, 900-1900, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 12/02/2006 - 03/23/2008
Re-View: Arts of India & the Islamic Lands, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/26/2008 - 06/01/2013
32Q: 2590 South and Southeast Asia, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050
- Subjects and Contexts
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