Kurdish jambiya from 18th century with massive hilt carved from a solid piece of horn and wearing a large beautiful blade of traditional style, double edged with powerful central ridge reinforcement. Original wooden scabbard embellished with pressed leather decorations and large horn tip ball en suite with the hilt. Excellent condition on this attractive and exceptionally Kurdish dagger.
Dagger of The Kurdish Patriot and Leader From The Early 20th Century Kurdish National Movement Ekrem Jamil Pasha
KURDISH TENTS OF SINJAR
Artist: Frederick CharlesCooper (c.1810-c.1880)
was a traveller, diplomat & artist, Consul to Queen Victoria in Mesopotamia
(1850-1855) & Kurdistan. He made many drawings, of which this is one, which included his
Arab friends of the Jebouri tribe & places: Belled Sinjar, (Kurdistan) Kowkoob cemetry
Sinjar minaret, Akhtar, the Chichi Kurds, the Khadour, etc.
Many of his drawings was used by Sir Austen Henry Layard for his archaelogical publications.
Subject: Portraits of Kurds & Arabs, some with their names
Size: 11 x 27 cms. approx.