Thrusting Dagger


From: India

Curatorial Section: Asian

Native Name Katar
Object Number 42-30-313A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience India
Date Made 17th Century
Section Asian
Materials Steel
Technique Damascene
Iconography Tree | Flowers

Thrusting dagger(Katar). Slightly curved double-edged steel blade tapering to point. Thickest about one-fourth of the distance from the point, above which blade is flat with raised section bearing damascened tree decoration. Top rises to point between two parallel bands which form grip. Bands joined by compound bar with knob in center. Entire grip metal covered with damascened decoration in floral patterns.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 522 - Collector Number

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