From: East Tibet

Curatorial Section: Asian

Object Number 42-30-287A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Tibetan
Provenience East Tibet
Date Made 15th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials 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.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 153 - Collector Number

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