Thrusting Dagger


From: India

Curatorial Section: Asian

Native Name Katar
Object Number 42-30-334A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Indian
Provenience India
Date Made 15th Century - 19th Century
Section Asian
Materials Steel
Technique Gilded | Low Relief | Filigree

Katar, thrusting dagger. Triangular double-edged steel blade with pronounced medial ridge on both faces for about one-third distance from point. Rest of blade, except for narrow border, depressed on both faces and bearing a plant design in low relief. Grip is two straight parallel bars connected by a compound band, the center of which bears filigree decoration. Grip gilded.

Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 559 - Collector Number

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