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Saber with Scabbard
- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Turkish
- Medium: steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
- Measurements: overall length 39 3/4 inches (100.97 cm)
- Provenance: Sultan Murad V
The most important ceremony in the inauguration of many Islamic rulers was the investiture with a sword, rather than a crown. This extravagantly decorated saber traditionally is said to have been refitted in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876).
He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and subsequently was deposed and kept a prisoner until his death in 1904. The sword was probably assembled by a court jeweler, using a seventeenth-century Iranian blade, an eighteenth-century Indian jade grip, and gem-studded gold and gilt-brass mounts of contemporary workmanship.
The emerald near the top of the scabbard opens to reveal a secret compartment containing a gold coin marked with the name of Süleyman the Magnificent (1494–1566), the most powerful Ottoman ruler of the sixteenth century. The underside of the emerald is inscribed with the phrase “According to God’s will.”
Playing the harp. Thérèse Schwartze (Dutch, 1851-1918). Oil on canvas.
In 1879 Schwartz went to Paris to continue her studies under Jean-Jacques Henner. Her portraits are remarkable for excellent character drawing, breadth and vigour of handling and rich quality of pigment. She was married in 1906 to Anton van Duyl.
I was planning this lolita coordinate for a long time and finally I could wear it. I loved it! *^* Is a Sailor OP made by me. Also, the tights were leggings and I converted them to tights! >w< The rest is offbrand. The outfit and the photoshoot are inspired by Paris ♥
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