University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:32-47-35A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Mongolian
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Metal
Leather
Brass
Technique:Carved
Embossed
Credit Line:Academy of Natural Science / University Museum Expedition to Southwest China and Tibet; Gordon T. Bowles, 1932
Other Number:2 - Other Number

Description

Sword. Steel blade. Metal grip. Leather bound. Disassociated pieces joined together. Throat piece is especially good quality and workmanship. Embossed Mongolian workmanship. Guigong, carved devil work is characteristic of Tibetan work.


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