Sep 11, 2015
Sep 11, 2015

Tulwar Sword (case)

Tulwar Sword (case)


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Wood scabbard with velvet and metallic thread

Overall: 96.6 cm (38 1/16 in.)

Gift of S. D. Wright 1930.704.b



This long curved sword and scabbard are of the kind used and worn by Mughal nobility, as seen often in paintings. The openwork hilt is characteristic of swords from the southern Indian region known as the Deccan. By the end of the 1500s, the Mughals began making regular incursions into the Deccan as they attempted to expand their empire, increasing the exchange of art forms.

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