iron or steel head and collar, gold-damascened and set with rubies and turquoises; wooden shaft

65cm (length)

The gold-damascened decoration at the base and on the upper section of the shaft features rows of panels enclosing cloud scrolls, alternating with small gold rosettes set with rubies and turquoises. The faceted mace-head bears similar decoration, as well as repoussé ornament.

J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.410, pp.346–7.