Sword (Kilij)

Hajji SalimBlade: 1761 (AH 1175); Replacement hilt: 18th-19th century (Ottoman)

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States


  • Title: Sword (Kilij)
  • Date Created: Blade: 1761 (AH 1175); Replacement hilt: 18th-19th century (Ottoman)
  • Physical Dimensions: w75.5 x h9.7 x d2.35 cm
  • Type: sabers;swords
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: steel, inlaid with gold (blade); nephrite (hilt)
  • Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: Trebizond, Turkey
  • Metalworker: Hajji Salim
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Haji Salim from Trebizond; [Translation] O God, for us make it easy and do not make it difficult. Bring us good luck and save us from bad eyes.

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