Knife that belonged to the late Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani
20th century
Object Name: knife
Period: 20th century
Date: 1949-1974
Dimensions: 25 mm (H) x 260 mm (L) x 25 mm (W) 20 mm (H) x 257 mm (L) x 25 mm (W)
Medium: iron,gold,bone,leather
Registration Number: QM.2017.1173
This knife belonged to the late Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah Al Thani, ruler of Qatar from 1949-1960. It consists of a sheath, a metal blade, and a gold plated handle.
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