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A Buginese gold and buffalo horn Royal badek dagger

Indonesia, Sulawesi, 1st half 18th century


L. 54 cm

The solid gold scabbard is inscribed with a magic square, as well as inscribed in Arabic: La ilaha illallah Mohammed ur rasul Allah (which translates to: Bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah).


Private collection, the Netherlands

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