This shamsheer sword was presented to Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani by Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain in 1953. It has a wrought iron blade and a gilded ivory handle. The sheath is made of leather with gold plates and is decorated with scorpion motifs in gold thread.
HISTORICAL CONTEXT QATAR
These galleries present pivotal moments in Qatar's modern history, from 1500s to the present. These moments have made Qatar into the nation that we know today. Discover the leaders who have guided their people, the battles and events that have defined the nation and Qatar's vision for the future. The history of the nation unfolds through letters, newspapers, maps, artefacts, stamps, currency, historical photographs and testimonies of the people. They are witnesses to his crucial period, which continues to shape the development of the country and to enrichthe collective memory of the Qatari people.