Swords in Art
The pelican is all packed for That over night trip to Vegas with the lady!
Lucero VII by Ivan Trejo
Taken by her :)
- Dated: circa 1800
- Culture: India
- Medium: iron and gold damascening
- Measurements: H: 55; L: 13.1 cm
The short, elegant battle-axe (tabar-i-zin) comes from the Persian region, where it was already part of a horseman’s equipment in the early Islamic period. Not all battle-axes were velvet-clad parade weapons like this one, however as a passage from Firdawsi Shah-nama (Book of Kings) shows, a battle-ax was above all a serious weapon.
Source: © The David Collection