The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Sword with scabbard
  • Sword with scabbard
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • North West India
  • possibly late 17th century
  • Gold, cabachon emeralds and rubies, watered steel, walrus ivory, pearls, wood and velvet
  • Length: 74.9 cm, blade
  • Inscription: 'In the Name of God who is ever merciful I begin.' Chased in relief
    Inscription: 'If God wishes victory is ours and is at hand.' Chased in relief
    Incised mark: The name of God and Ali
  • OA1401
  • Oriental Armoury
Further Reading
  • Laking, Guy Francis, 'Wallace Collection Catalogue: Oriental Arms and Armour', London: 1914