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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...

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    Sword and Scabbard
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    Double edged steel blade with forked hilt. The blade tapers to a point. The leather scabbard has a decorated circular arm band attached toward the top.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Jeweled Kris and Sheath
    Gifts from Heads of State20th century

    Short dagger encased in a wood sheath. The kris has an ivory hilt and wavy edge blade. The Indonesian term for the shape of the blade is "Dapur". This blade has 13 lok or waves which is called Sangkelat. The "water mark" design on the blade is called pamor. Pamor is formed because the kris is not made from a homogeneous piece of metal but a combina...

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    WWI "Entersabel" Saber and Scabbard
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1917

    World War I, Austrian Navy boarding saber, or "entersabel", with a wrapped sharkskin hilt and split knuckle guard. The saber has a black leather scabbard.

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    Whale Tooth Inset with Silver Lidded Box
    John F. Kennedy Museum Collectionca. 1925

    Polished undecorated whale tooth inset with a rectangular silver lidded box monogrammed with the letter "A." The silver box has an English hallmark for the town of Chester. The maker's mark is indeterminate. Imprinted "Barretson-Piccadilly."

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    San Alfonso Church Santiago, Chile
    Gifts from Heads of State1920

    Oil painting of the façade of San Alfonso cathedral in Santiago, Chile.

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    Figurine of a Horse and Rider
    Gifts from Heads of StateDate of design: 1925

    Porcelain figurine of a rider of the Spanish Riding Academy in Vienna dressed in a red tunic mounted on a white horse. Horse is portrayed in a rearing position.

  • Digitized Museum Artifact
    Freedom of the City of Edinburgh Chest
    Gifts from Heads of Stateca. 1939

    Silver chest with a hinged lid. The exterior is embossed in relief with Celtic knot work along the edges on all four sides. The seal of Edinburgh is engraved on the exterior front. The lid is engraved with the inscription: "Presented by the Corporation of Edinburgh along with the Burgess Ticket conferring the Freedom of the City, His Excellency the...

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    Mosaic of a Village Scene
    Gifts from Heads of StateMid 20th century

    Mosaic of a village scene made of wood and ivory inlay over a rectangular piece of wood. The mosaic depicts a typical village scene of a woman walking down a road towards 3 huts carrying a basket on her head, a man canoeing on a lake at the right with a palm tree and boat in foreground.

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    Sculpture of a Panther
    Gifts from Heads of Statemid 20th century

    Leopard-like animal carved in solid, polished ebony, with inlaid ivory eyes and teeth. Panther is in a striding position crouched low to the ground as if he is prowling. Statue stands on a rectangular base.

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