Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Somehow I am recalling a scene from an old-forgotten book about engagement party (?) in one of the Islamic countries: the potential bride, wrapped from head to toe in black, cautiously extends her pinkie outside... and the boy madly falls in love !!!!! And I am not talking about the potential effect of a coquettish glance:-) The truth is unfortunately revealed after the wedding.....
Moreover, this painting was obviously made by a European artist. The veracity of his rendition is questionable as we have discussed in earlier topics.
My guess he had a tulwar in his studio and reworked the image into something suitable ( in his opinion) for a dagger.
Artistic license is not usually frowned upon:-)))