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Native NameJamdhar Katari
Object Number:42-30-294
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian (uncertain)
Nepalese (uncertain)
Provenience: India (uncertain)
Nepal (uncertain)
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Iconography:Bird
Snake?
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:449 - Other Number

Description

Jamdhar Katari. Blade and grip of one piece of steel. Slightly curved double-edged steel blade hollowed on each side of medial ridge. Twisted grip with chevron-like top, the end of which is attached to the guard. ON the convex side of the blade, by an elongated bird form. The other end of the guard is the head of a snake(?) whose body forms the grip.


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