University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameChilanum
Object Number:42-30-295
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
Iron
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Bird
Animal
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:484 - Other Number

Description

Chilanum. Recurved double-edged steel blade, pronounced medial ridge on both faces. Iron mounting, relief decoration and down-curved iron guards. Gilded iron grip in form of bird with long tail and ruby eyes facing tiny animal at top of strap extending to guard.


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