Antique 17th -18th Century Indo -Persian Islamic Indian Mughal Nagan Sword Tulwar
Antique 17th -18th century, Indo Persian Islamic Indian Mughal Nagan or Serpentine sword with khanjar shape steel hilt, silver inlaid with foliage and chevrons. With sturdy serpentine-shaped steel blade, decorated on both sides of the blade with silver inlaid koftgari (worn out).
Note: traditionally the Nagan does not have a scabbard
1. A very similar Indian “Nagan” sword from the Indian National Museum dated to the 17th century is published in the book: Page. 62.
2.Islamic swords with similar types of the serpentine blades are in the Imperial collection in the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Please see Islamic swords and swordsmiths by Unsal Yucel.
We will provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.
CONDITION: Showing age and usage, with age patina, some wear to silver inlaid on the hilt, silver inlaid on the blade worn out.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 77.5 cm (30.51 inches).