Ottoman Jade-Hilted and Gem-Set Dagger & Scabbard
- Dated: 19th Century
- Place of Origin: Turkey
- Medium: steel, jade, silver, gold
The straight steel blade comes with central ridge, wholly decorated with gold gilt inscriptions and varied motifs. The waisted dark-green jade hilt has carved flutes, while the pommel is embellished with openwork silver set with gemstones. The engraved silver scabbard is adorned with cabochon and faceted gemstones to one side of the scabbard.
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Orpiment, Realgar and Barite - Quiruvilca Mine, La Libertad Department, Peru
Felt like drawing this which is about famous dragons that lived on Middle Earth. If people thought Smaug was huge, well he is basically an ant compared to Ancalagon. Granted, I am not so sure if I got the other dragon’s sizes and look correct, but I wanted to basically do my take on them.