Ottoman dagger, 18th century, jade, steel, gold, copper, shagreen, gemstone, L. with sheath 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); L. without sheath 13 5/16 in. (33.8 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 9.1 oz. (258 g); Wt. of sheath 3.7 oz. (104.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Many count Quetzal among the most beautiful and ornate bird species in the Western Hemisphere, and the natives were so awestricken by their striking beauty that they referred to them as "The Rare Jewel Birds of the World." Shared via