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Object Number:A1400A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Afghan (uncertain)
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Brass
Wood
Leather
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914

Description

Short sword. Handle bound with cord and brass tip. Made out of several disassociated pieces. Blade is not Tibetan form but Afghan form. Pommel cap and sheath are of different quality and design. Crude example of Tibetan Guigong or Demon work.


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