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Name of Object:

Yataghan

Location:

Doha, Qatar

Holding Museum:

Museum of Islamic Art

About Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Date of Object:

Hegira 885-917 / AD 1481-1512

Museum Inventory Number:

AA.6

Period / Dynasty

Ottoman

Provenance:

Turkey

Description:

Made during the reign of Beyezid II, the yatagan (short sword) was a gift to his grand vizier, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha. It is the earliest known, decorated with a benedictory inscription as well as enumerating the attributes of Beyezid and the name of the owner in thuluth calligraphy.

Citation of this web page:

 "Yataghan" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;11;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 11

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 Artistic Introduction

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Ottomans


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