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Unpublished original sepia toned photograph of pilgrims journeying to Mecca, circa 1921. Measures 3.5x5". The original photograph depicts the rugged and mountainous landscape outside of Mecca, where thousands of white tents form an encampment of pilgrims making their religious journey. The photo comes from the album of a British naval officer who traveled the region between 1920-1923 and witnessed these events. Photo has some age related curling and some chipping to the bottom that does not affect the image. In overall good condition.

Item Number: 14816
Price: $3,800

Late 19th or early 20th century Koummya Arabic dagger with cast brass scabbard. The scabbard has silver engraved motifs and metal accents. The dagger measures 18" along the curve and has a hand carved wood handle with brass encasement rounding the hilt. The blade is curved, sharp, and slides securely into the sheath. It shows use but no damage. In good condition.

Item Number: 14676
Price: $350