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Kukri

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    probably early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    steel with gold damascene and a wooden hilt

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the India Museum in 1879

  • Museum number:

    3095(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

bright steel kukri blade, the hilt damascened with gold with a diaper of 8 petalled conventional flowers

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)

Date

probably early 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

steel with gold damascene and a wooden hilt

Dimensions

Length: 19 in Taken from Egerton, Width: 1.5 in Taken from Egerton

Object history note

As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.693

Descriptive line

bright steel kukri blade, the hilt damascened with gold with a diaper of 8 petalled conventional flowers, Nepal, probably early 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 101, Cat. No. 314
Rawson, P.S., The Indian Sword, London, Herbert Jenkins, 1968, p.52, fig.26.
p.101
Egerton, Wilbraham, An illustrated handbook of Indian arms; being a classified and descriptive catalogue of the arms exhibited at the India museum: with an introductory sketch of the military history of India, London, 1880

Production Note

Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879

Categories

Arms & Armour; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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