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Native NameKatar
Object Number:42-30-333
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Leather
Technique:Gilded
Pierced
Iconography:Tree
Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:546 - Other Number

Description

Katar, thrusting dagger. Iron. Short very thick triangular blade with pronounced medial ridge. Above pointed section sides of blade curve to grip and are cut out along central section which is ornamented with ridges and a tree pattern. Grip of two parallel bands each with three pierced holes at end. Two bands connected by a double spindle. Entire grip shows traces of gilded floral decoration.


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Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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