University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:42-30-302A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Vizianagaram
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Gilt
Technique:Damascene
Gilded
Iconography:Animal Head
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:513 - Other Number

Description

Dagger. Recurved double-edged steel blade tapering to point. Wide shallow grooves and pronounced ridges on both faces. Upper part damascened in floral pattern. Tang inserted in two-piece ivory hilt with semi-circular top. Damascened band between two halves and strap terminating in animal head from side to top of blade. Gilded star-shaped studs.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition
Southeast Asian Gallery ( Sep 1992 - Jul 1997) View Objects in Exhibition

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