University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameAdya Katti
Object Number:42-30-344
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Coorg
Provenience: South India
Malabar Coast
Section:Asian
Materials:Iron
Horn (animal part)
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:305 - Other Number
CG2011-8-1 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Knife (Adya Katti). Cleaver-like knife with double-edged iron blade with one convex edge. Other edge concave, then straight to the point. Thick tang inserted in horn grip which has flat pommel with convex sides tapering to pointed ends. Heavy horizontal grooved iron mounting over tang. Disk secured to handle with decorated metal pin.


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