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Sword with scabbard

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December 31, 1749
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Military
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Alamgir II 1754–1759

Sword with scabbard

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Sword with scabbard 1700s-1800s Part of a set. See all set records India, perhaps Deccan, 18th-19th century AD Watered steel blade with iron hilt inlaid with gold; velvet lining with leather straps; wooden scabbard with velvet case and metallic threads Overall: 99 cm (39 in.) Gift of S. D. Wright 1930.706 DESCRIPTION Straight swords were typical of those used among military and aristocratic circles in the southern regions of the Deccan, in contrast to the curved swords favored by Central Asian equestrians. Increased contact between the Mughal north and the Deccan south during the 1600s led to the appearance of the Deccan-style sword in courtly portraits made during the time of Jahangir and Shah Jahan, and later. EXHIBITION HISTORY The Cleveland Museum of Art (07/31/2016-10/23/2016); Art and Stories from Mughal India. Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

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