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Asian Art

Mongolian Knife with Jade Cup

ca. 1900

Iron blade, sharkskin scabbard with extensive silver decoration, ivory chopsticks, jade cup lined with metal

with handle: 1 1/8 × 3/8 × 17 1/16 in. (2.8 × 1 × 43.4 cm)
with scabbard: 18 13/16 in. (47.8 cm)
chopsticks: 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm)
The Henry Pearson, M.F.A. 1938, Collection; gift of Dr. Lawrence Dubin, B.S. 1955, M.D. 1958, and Mrs. Regina Dubin
2005.16.5a-c
Geography: 
Mongolia
Culture: 
Mongolian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Henry Charles Pearson (1914–2006) Collection, New York; Dr. Lawrence Dubin (1934–2018) and Regina Dubin Collection, New York; gift in 2005 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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