▪Dagger from the Gun Set of Mahmud.
Place of origin: Turkey
Date/Period: 1145 AH/A.D. 1732-33 (Ottoman)
Medium: Steel with gold wire, gilded silver, rubies (or spinels), emeralds (or beryls).
Indian (Mughal) dagger, 18th century, curved watered steel blade, period chape decorated ensuite, the locket possibly a later replacement is set on a new scabbard, the hilt composed of iron overlaid with gold and set with rubies, emeralds and turquoise in the kundan technique, 34cm.
Leonard Nimoy was indeed Jewish but despite the Cohenic origins of the Ta'al there is no concrete evidence, or even blatant mimicry, that Vulcans as a species were based off Jewish people. I find that a strange concept to say the least, given that they’re aliens and meant to be entirely foreign to Earth.
We’re also not talking about the vaguely racist undertones of the Jawa or Jar Jar (or a million others) from Star Wars. (Also: Uhura is Swahili and as such possibly Islam why not bring that up?)
I’m assuming there was a good portion of crew members on the ship that don’t celebrate Christmas. Despite this there was a ship wide Christmas party in “Dagger of the Mind” held in the science lab.
I completely understand how annoying it is to see nothing but Christmas stuff for months on end. As a person who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, neither religiously nor socially, I find it gets on my nerves quite often. I originally had no intention to post anything (original) specifically for Christmas, and when I did edit the photo I tried to work a Menorah and a lantern (for Ramadan) in there but couldn’t figure out how to make them fit (it’s already a haphazard edit to begin with and it was getting ridiculous.)
Despite this, I made sure to avoid religious symbols alltogether. I gave Uhura nothing but ornament earrings and Spock has mistletoe in his hair, which was pagan symbol long before it was appropriated by christians and continues to be used in solstice ceremonies to this day.
All together: I’m sorry if I caused offense but I don’t think Nimoy would have cared given that he sported this lovely sweater with a santa hat on it:
And just as an attempt to remedy any hurt feelings I might have caused I will add these:
Indian (Mughal) Jambiya (curved dagger), 19th century, double-edged
watered steel blade with double grooves, central ridge, waisted hilt
entirely covered in gold overlay in floral and foliage patterns, the
pommel is rounded and also decorated with gold overlay. The rounded
pommel finial is also gilded, green velvet covered wooden scabbard has a
metal chape and an attached leather belt band.