Mughal Love

This blog is simply about remembering the enriched culture and history of India long before it was divided into pakistan and bangladesh. The Mughal Empire was the dominant power in the Indian subcontinent between the mid-16th century and the early 18th century
Dagger, ca. 1620; Mughal
Indian
Steel, gold, rubies, emeralds, textile 
The hilt of the dagger is constructed of heavy sections of gold
 over an iron core and its scabbard mounts are of solid gold. 
All the intricately engraved surfaces are set with gems and
 colored glass finely cut with floral forms. The designs closely
 parallel those in Mughal painting of the early seventeenth century,
 suggesting the dagger dates from the reign of Emperor Jahangir
 (1605–27), whose deep love of nature, especially flowers, is well
 documented in his memoirs, the Tuzuk. The blade is forged of 
watered steel.

Dagger, ca. 1620; Mughal

Indian

Steel, gold, rubies, emeralds, textile 

The hilt of the dagger is constructed of heavy sections of gold

 over an iron core and its scabbard mounts are of solid gold. 

All the intricately engraved surfaces are set with gems and

 colored glass finely cut with floral forms. The designs closely

 parallel those in Mughal painting of the early seventeenth century,

 suggesting the dagger dates from the reign of Emperor Jahangir

 (1605–27), whose deep love of nature, especially flowers, is well

 documented in his memoirs, the Tuzuk. The blade is forged of 

watered steel.

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