From: East Tibet
Curatorial Section: Asian
|15th Century - 19th Century
|Steel | Silver | Stone | Leather
Dagger. Straight single edged steel blade. Cutting edge bent sharply to point. Tang inserted in sheet silver grip with four lobed guard. One section entirely bound with silver wire. Red stone inlay. Leather carrying strap. With wood sheath (42-30-287B). Combination of recycled elements joined together. Hilt is characteristically Tibetan. Hairpin pattern steel blade. Guigong or carved demon work on sides of sheath. Central pierced work in iron instead of silver. Re-used central section has three levels of pierced work with clouds, dragon and foliage. This section could be as old as 16th century or more recent, either re-used because of its beautiful metalwork or because it was an heirloom.
|Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
|153 - Collector Number
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