TURKISH OTTOMAN SHAMSHIR SWORD

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Object Description

An Ottoman late 16th early 17th-century blade which belongs to the famous school of Haji Sunghur, who made swords for the last generation of the Mamluk Sultans.

The inlaid gold script is of Islamic prayers and Quran inscriptions, which is in Kufic writing and another script.
Some of which is incomprehensible. Kufic devotional inscriptions dominate the decorative motifs of this sword with efficacious prayers to protect the soldier from the evils of war. The Islamic prayer is in Greek but with Arabic letters.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

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+44 (0)2076920897
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Dealer Location

Nick Wells Antiques Ltd,
3rd Floor,
207 Regent Street,
W1B 3HH
(by appointment only)

For further details, please see www.nicholaswells.com