University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameRam Da'O
Object Number:42-30-290
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian (uncertain)
Nepalese (uncertain)
Provenience: India (uncertain)
Nepal (uncertain)
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Wood
Copper
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Elephant
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:176 - Collector Number

Description

Sacrificial Knife, Ram Da'o. Single-edged iron blade, cutting edge concave but recurved to point on thick recurved bac,. Long flat tang inserted between two-piece wooden grip with iron elephant head with copper inset eyes over insertion, trunk and lower lip forming guard. Blade engraved with engraved linear decoration on both faces of back. Very heavy.


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