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Object Number:42-30-315A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Faux Wootz Steel
Brass (uncertain)
Technique:Etched
Koftgari
Iconography:Flower
Bird
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:432 - Other Number
88-16-161 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Dagger. Recurved double-edged steel blade tapering to point. Groove around slightly concave section which covers most of blade which is ornamented with fleurs-de-lys and other flowers in relief. Curved cylindrical grip whose base overhangs blade. In form of bird head with pellet eyes and long beak. Covered with gold floral and geometrical design.


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