University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameKatar
Object Number:42-30-310A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hindu
Provenience: India
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Gold
Technique:Koftgari
Inlaid
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:278 - Other Number
CG2005-1-1A - Found in Collection Number

Description

Thrusting dagger, Katar. Triangular double-edged steel blade with wide shallow flouted groove on each side of medial ridge. This type of grooving is called "running water". Grip is two long parallel bars connected by double spindle and ornamented with Koftgari gold inlay work in floral pattern.


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Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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