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Knife Sheath

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Object Number:42-30-279B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Afghan (uncertain)
Indian (uncertain)
Provenience: Northwest India
Date Made: 15th Century - 1928
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1928
Section:Asian
Materials:Wood
Leather
Brass
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:177 - Other Number

Description

Sheath. Wooden sheath covered with leather. Very long brass tip and band at top, both with relief floral decoration. Upper part wrapped with blue and white cloth. Leather carrying straps. "The Salawar Yataghan or Khyber knife which is the national weapon of the Afghans and the powerful arm used by the neighboring peoles of northwest Indian frontier."

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