Persian dagger, 19th century, steel, silver, gold, wood, L. with sheath 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); L. without sheath 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); L. of blade 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); W. 11/16in. (1.7 cm); D. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); Wt. 3.1 oz. (87.9 g); Wt. of sheath 5.3 oz. (150.3 g), Met Museum.
Three horses galloping across a bare landscape, painted in gouache on paper. Perhaps from a manuscript illustrating the capture of Rakhsh by Rustam, as described in the Shahnameh century, Persia (modern Iran).
Would love to find an affordable English translation of Haft Paykar. An Illustrated and Illuminated manuscript of Nizami's Haft Paykar ('Seven Princesses') and Layla wa Majnun, Persia, Safavid, probably Shiraz, circa 1590