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Kukri

probably early 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
steel with gold damascene and a wooden hilt
Brief Description
bright steel kukri blade, the hilt damascened with gold with a diaper of 8 petalled conventional flowers, Nepal, probably early 19th century
Physical Description
bright steel kukri blade, the hilt damascened with gold with a diaper of 8 petalled conventional flowers
Dimensions
  • Taken from egerton length: 19in
  • Taken from egerton width: 1.5in
Credit line
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879
Object history
As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.693
Production
Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
  • 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, 1880p.101
Other Numbers
  • 314 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 8808-1855 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
3095(IS)

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record createdJanuary 10, 2005
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