Sudanese Kaskara Sword, late 19th century
the two sided hollow ground blade with prayer inscription and celestial motifs, with cruciform hilt in tooled leather scabbard and belt with wrapped cords
length 38.75" — 98.4 cm.
By tradition, used at the Battle of Omdurman, 1898.
Property from the collection of Professor David Carlisle, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Department: Decorative Arts