Important Mughal khanjar
Jade, kundan set carved rubies, emeralds and precious stones
Northern India or Deccan, 17th century, Mughal Period
Height: 41,5 cm
Mughal weapons are among the most emblematic objects of the Mughal world, and a testimony of the wealth and refinement of the period. Luxurious weapons began to be considered as works of art during Jahangir’s reign and the quality of craftsmanship and the costly materials that were used to define the status of the owner. Mughal officials were often honoured by the emperor with precious or jewelled daggers that were worn as luxury accessories and used as status indicators at court.