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Old 16th April 2021, 12:02 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Kubur
Clearly it is not a sex toy...
So probably a baby zulfiqar... It will make more sense in Persian context.
Well, Iran has quite a tradition of eroticism in the arts. I thought that the poetic expression was Sufistic spiritualism expressed in a physical metaphor, but some years ago a collector showed me a 18th or 19th cent. khanjar, with a nice black wootz blade and an exquisitely carved ivory grip of classic form, inscriptions top and bottom, with a scene that left nothing to the imagination. Neither of us could read the lingo, I still wonder what the script said.
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