University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:42-30-289D
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Gurkha
Provenience: India (uncertain)
Nepal (uncertain)
Date Made: 15th Century - 1942
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1942
Section:Asian
Materials:Leather
Gilding
Metal
Turquoise
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:25 - Other Number

Description

Sheath for Kukri dagger. Black leather sheath, lower half covered with gilt metal with repoussee decoration around edges. Heavy gilt filagree band with long heart-shaped pendant at top with floral decoration. Turquoise in center of loops to which woven metal carrying cord is attached. Two small side knives with bevelled single-edged steel blades and wooden grips.


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