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seaJane

Lawrence of Arabia's robes in the National Army Museum

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seaJane

Saw them on Sunday last.

 

These were the ones which Lawrence told someone to cut up for dresses, but were rescued by someone else - minus one sleeve, which has been replaced for.the display.

 

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RobertBr

Have alook at this one at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze06M2y0aeE

 

Now and again it is taken off display and replaced by one worn by Robert Shaw a player in the 'Great Game' in 1868.

 

Bob

 

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David Filsell

I trust you touched the hem of the garment?

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Ghazala

Yo - Good stuff sJ.  Have not visited yet but love the TEL collection in the Ashmolean.

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seaJane
39 minutes ago, David Filsell said:

I trust you touched the hem of the garment?

On the other side of some plate glass, alas...

 

Lovely stuff, Ghazala!

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Ghazala

This stunning photograph shows Lawrence’s silver-gilt dagger which was presented to him by Sherif Nasir after the taking of Akaba in July 1917.   It is on display at the reopened National Army Museum in London.  The dagger was made subject to an export ban, and a £78,400 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund helped the museum find the £122,500 needed to keep it in the UK.  A far cry from the £125 that Lawrence received when he sold his gold dagger to Lionel Curtis in 1923 to fund repairs to his cottage, Clouds Hill.  The gold dagger is now in the collection of All Souls College, Oxford.  They are the only two of Lawrence’s Arabian daggers known to still exist – a third dagger given to him by Sherif Abdullah was in turn presented as a gift to the Howeitat chiefs, and has presumably disappeared forever. Also on display at the National Army Museum will be a set of Lawrence’s Arabian robes and a headdress. The museum opened  after a three-year £23.75m redevelopment project. Entry is free.

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Terry_Reeves
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On 26/02/2019 at 14:04, Ghazala said:

This stunning photograph shows Lawrence’s silver-gilt dagger which was presented to him by Sherif Nasir after the taking of Akaba in July 1917.   It is on display at the reopened National Army Museum in London.  The dagger was made subject to an export ban, and a £78,400 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund helped the museum find the £122,500 needed to keep it in the UK.  A far cry from the £125 that Lawrence received when he sold his gold dagger to Lionel Curtis in 1923 to fund repairs to his cottage, Clouds Hill.  The gold dagger is now in the collection of All Souls College, Oxford.  They are the only two of Lawrence’s Arabian daggers known to still exist – a third dagger given to him by Sherif Abdullah was in turn presented as a gift to the Howeitat chiefs, and has presumably disappeared forever. Also on display at the National Army Museum will be a set of Lawrence’s Arabian robes and a headdress. The museum opened  after a three-year £23.75m redevelopment project. Entry is free.

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It is a khanjahr ,  an ornamental dagger

 

The blade is actually straight and is (was) normally worn by tribal chiefs etc.

 

TR

 

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