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Object Number:42-30-348
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sinhalese
Provenience: Sri Lanka
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Brass
Gold
Tortoise Shell
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:130 - Other Number

Description

Heavy single-edged iron blade with straight cutting edge, back tapered to point. Inlaid with brass and gold in flower and border patterns on sides and back. Heavy tang inserted in two-piece tortoise shell (?) grip, set in ornate brass extension over heel. Embossed brass pommel cap.


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