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Mughal Dagger (Khanjar) with Silver Horse-Head Hilt and Scabbard, Probably Rajasthan, North India, 18th Century

The silver-hilt in the form of a horse’s head with engraved parcel-gilt details, set with gemstone eyes and on harness, foliate scroll form cross-guard, the watered-steel blade with central ridge, the velvet covered wood-scabbard set with openwork mounts. 39 cm.