Spanish, 15th Century Sword and scabbard of Boabdil (Muhammad XII), Nasrid Granada, c. 1400
Steel, gold, enamel, metal wire, ivory, leather, wood
Museo del Ejército, Toledo
This finely worked enameled sword is a trophy of war, captured in battle against the forces of Muhammad XII, the last Nasrid ruler of Granada. He was known as Boabdil (a corruption of Abu Abdullah, his given name) by the Spanish.