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Art Nouveau restaurant in Paris,France: “La Fermette Marbeuf”, originally created around 1898-1900 as the dining room of Hôtel Langham, then covered up when the style had become unfashionable. It was rediscovered by accident in 1978 and then restored to life.
- Dated: 19th Century
- Place of Origin: Ethiopia or Somalia
- Measurements: Longest dagger: 18.5in (470mm). Shortest dagger: 12.75in (325mm)
Group of daggers originating from the Horn of Africa, most likely Ethiopia or Somalia. Circa 19th Century, they have obvious Arab and Islamic influence. The hilts are made up of ivory, bone, and horn (some translucent) segments, with some small breakages to the extended pommels. All daggers have copper scabbards and steel blades, some with light chiselled designs, in good condition.
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Is Islamic the right term to use here? Can someone shed light on that? Just want to be sure.