VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Dagger and sabre
14577 III, 13469 III
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

Since early medieval times Kubachi village had a name well beyond the Caucasus for dynasties of skilled jewelers and goldsmiths. This dagger and sabre have been manufactured in the very best tradition of Dagestan craftsmen.

History of the Object
Dagestan is renowned for its craft centres which produced unique masterpieces of arts and crafts. Since the mid-19th century, the Kubachians munitioned the household troops of the Russian army with state armaments, while Emperor Alexander III even ordered a set of cold steel arms to be made as a gift to the British Queen Victoria. For hillfolk, engaged in incessant , daggers and sabres were an important matter -- a companion from the cradle to the grave. The scabbards and hilts were covered with traditional floral motifs: markharay or "brushing" and tuta or "branch".

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Weaponry 
Materials
Steel, silver, wood, leather.Forging, hatching, chase, niello. 
Measurements
57 cm. length of dagger75 cm. length of sabre 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Dagestan, Kubachi 
Geography
Russia 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
19th Century - 20th Century; Late 19th century. Early 20th century. 
Function
Weapon 
Acquisition
The dagger was acquired from Alihan Rasulov from Dagestan in 1987. The sabre was acquired from I.A. Ismail-Zadeh in 1988. 
Copyright
The State Museum of Oriental Art 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The State Museum of Oriental Art 
Museum
The State Museum of Oriental Art 
Credit line
The State Museum of Oriental Art 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기