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Native NameKatar
Object Number:42-30-334A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Technique:Gilded
Low relief
Filigree
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:559 - Other Number

Description

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.


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