Sword and Scabbard (dpa’ rtags), 18th–19th century. Bhutanese. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2014 (2014.281a, b) | This work is featured in our Arms and Armor Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 exhibition on view through December 6, 2015.
The yatagan was popular throughout the Ottoman Empire. Single-edged blade that curves slightly inward and by a hilt with no guard and two flared wings at the pommel. Date: dated 1802–3 Culture: Anatolian or Balkan Medium: Steel, silver, gold, coral. Dimensions: Weight, 3 lb. 8 oz.; Weight without scabbard, 1 lb. 14 oz.; Length without scabbard 29 in. (73.66 cm) Length of blade 23 1/8 in.; Greatest width 2 1/4 in.; Greatest width of blade 1 1/4 in.