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Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Dagger from the gun set of Mahmud I, approx. 1732
Turkey, Ottoman period (1300–1922)
Steel, gold wire, gilded silver, rubies (or spinels), and emeralds (or beryls)

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903, 51.76.
Photograph © The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.