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Indian; Rajasthan

Dagger and scabbard nineteenth century

Watered crucible steel, jade, gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds | 41.5 x 5.0 x 2.4 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11309

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Gem encrusted daggers with animal-headed hilts were popular within the Mughal court in the late seventeenth century. They were presented to favoured individuals and worn as an emblem of status.