Thrusting Dagger


From: India

Curatorial Section: Asian

Native Name Katar
Object Number 42-30-333
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience India
Date Made 15th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Steel | Leather
Technique Gilded | Pierced
Iconography Tree | Flowers

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.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 546 - Collector Number

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