Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), detail view of the gold incrustation on the blade depicting combat between a dragon and a phoenix, Met Museum.

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), detail view of the gold incrustation on the blade depicting combat between a dragon and a phoenix, Met Museum.

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