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    Takouba Sword and Scabbard
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    The takouba (takooba, takuba) is a style of sword traditionally associated with the Tuareg. The sword has a broad straight double edged steel blade that tapers distally to the rounded end. The cross guard is covered with embossed brown leather and the hilt end shows a low stacked pyramid tip of three layers, the central layer being copper, the othe...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Rowan Berry Tea Set
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1960

    Gilded tea service of cloisonne enamel in red and white on black over glided copper ground. Clusters of rowan berries with white foliage decorate the set. Set includes six tea cups and saucers, six small octagonal preserve dishes, six spoons, one sugar bowl with bail handle, and one strainer. All pieces bear official Soviet state silver hallmark: ^...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Office of Emergency Planning (OEP), 1962: January-June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962: 12 January-14 June, undated

    This folder contains material collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Office of Emergency Planning (OEP). Topics include the appointment of Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization (OCDM) Director Frank B. Ellis as a United States District Judge for Louisiana, the appointment of Edward A. McD...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Brass and copper tray with a bas relief of Vishnu in the center surrounded by floral and faunal motifs and a repeating pattern of female deities with linked arms running around the edge of the plate. The copper and silver metalwork was cast separately and adhered to the brass. This tray was intended to be used as a wall hanging.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Ceremonial Sword and Scabbard
    Gifts from Heads of State

    A steel blade sword with an ivory handle. The handle is decorated with enamel and gilding of a palm frond inlaid with diamonds and emeralds below which is the seal of King Hassan II with a ruby star. The scabbard has a wooden interior covered with red wool, over which is gilded copper alloy openwork in a floral design decorated with 50 stars, repr...

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Arabian Saif with Jeweled Scabbard
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Presentation Arabian saif sword with an extremely long, palash type, single edged copper blade. The sword has a pistol handled hilt with scrolled cross-guard decorated with rhinestones. The scabbard is decorated with hatched lines of rhinestones which wrap around the exterior surface. The scabbard has two loops to attach a carrying belt.

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