Mughal Dagger Hilt
Place of Origin: Deccan (India)
Date: 17th Century
Overall Length: 125mm
Said to have been Shah Jahans favourite colour, a dark green Jade hilt from a Mughal Khanjar dagger, carved in pistol-grip form with floral motifs across the rounded pommel and quillons.
A small group of daggers with similar Jade hilts are the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum. Illustrated in Treasury of the World, Keene and Kaoukji (2001, P.122-133, fig 9.31-9.33).