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    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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    Kris with Sheath
    Gifts from Heads of State

    A dagger with a wavy edge blade encased in a sheath. The hilt, in the shape of a human figure, is gilded and inlaid with precious stones. The sheath is comprised by a large ivory cross-piece and a gilded stem inlaid with precious stones. The kris with its wavy blade is a form of weapon special to Southeast Asia. Particularly fine examples are ha...

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    Head of Buddha
    Gifts from Heads of StateSecond century AD

    Gandharan style stucco head of Buddha with wavy hair swept upwards and terminating into an usnisa. The face has arching eyebrows and heavy, half-open downcast eyes. The mask-like face of this and other Buddhas from Hadda have a dryness and regularity which suggest that they were made from molds. The treatment of the face has slight reminiscence...

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    Two Handled Tea Tray
    Gifts from Heads of State

    Oval silver tea tray with two handles and slight lip. This tray is engraved in the center with the initials "JFK" and along the lower center with "Guadalajara, Mexico."

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    Belt
    Gifts from Heads of State

    This belt is comprised of ten gold squares and a center gold rectangle hinged together. Each square is decorated with an open-work floral pattern. Set in raised relief in the center of each square is a green and red enamel floral design outlined in diamonds and accented with ruby and emerald stones.

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    Necklace, Ring, and Earring Set
    Gifts from Heads of State

    A gold, pearl, simulated diamond and colored stone suite, which includes a necklace, a ring, and a pair of earrings. The set is displayed on the original blue velvet covered mounts.

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