University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameKhanjar
Object Number:42-30-303
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Indian
Provenience: India
Vizianagaram
Date Made: 15th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1400
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Ivory
Silver
Iconography:Flowers
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:322 - Other Number

Description

Khanjar. Recurved double-edged steel blade tapering to point. Pronounced medial ridge on both faces. Wide shallow depression at each side of ridge of both faces for most of length. Very wide tang inserted in two-piece ivory handle with wide curved top and rectangular guard. Six silver studs with flower-like heads on each face.


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