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Native NameJambiya
Object Number:42-30-296
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
Horn (animal part)
Silver
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:535 - Other Number

Description

Jambiya. Double-edged steel blade with pronounced medial ridge on both faces and sharp point. Blade bent below middle at an obtuse angle. Horn grip with bands of silver at base and top connected by six vertical bands. Twelve silver studs on top. Used by the Nizam of Hyderabad's bodyguard.


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