Qajar Axe with Dragon Finials
- Dated: 19th century
- Place of Origin: Persia
- Inscriptions: “Qur’an, surah al-Fath” and “Surah al-Saff”
The blade of crescent form is carved animal motif and gold overlay vegetal designs. There are also inscriptions within a lobed cartouche that are studded with turquoise stones. The axe has elongated dragon finials and spikes, pattern-welded faceted steel haft incised at base and blade.
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