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Rock Crystal Daggers

Gem-set rock crystal-hilted Dagger (1st picture)

Medium: Mughal

Location: India

Dated: 18th century 

Dimensions & Materials: 43 cm. With slightly curving watered steel blade, the hilt set with rows of gemstones including rubies and emeralds set in gold.

Rock crystal-hilted Dagger (2nd picture)

Medium: Mughal

Location: India

Dated: 18th century

Dimensions & Materials: 41.5 cm. With curving watered steel blade, the hilt carved with floral and foliate decoration on either side, with curving pommel.

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Source: Alain Truong 

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The Jahangir Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India is one of the most finest and vivid examples of classical Mughal architecture. The Jahangir Mahal was completed in the year 1598 by the then Mughal Prince Salem (later known as the Mughal Emperor Jahangir) in the city of Orchha.

It was built to be a garrison and a palace, that would allow the Mughals greater control over the rebellious Bandela. The domes of the palace, were built according to Timurid customs and its grand Iwans (rectangular halls) were specially built for the entry of war elephants.

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