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Mughal Chape

A remarkable piece of Mughal Indian craftsmanship from the 17th century, this finely chased cut-steel chape is a true testament to the skill and artistry of its makers.

Used as both protection and decoration on the tip of a sword’s scabbard, this chape features intricate, high-relief designs of flowering plants that are both beautiful and functional. The attention to detail and precision of the work is truly impressive and speaks to the level of expertise achieved by Mughal swordsmiths during this period. This chape is not just a stunning example of decorative metalwork, but also a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural history of Mughal India.

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