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Sword

1750-1800 (made)
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Sword and sheath sosun pattah with a dark fine crystalline watered steel blade, the hilt N W India, the blade probably Turkish, 18th century


Object details

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Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Sword
  • Sosun Pattah
  • Sword Sheath
Brief description
Sword and sheath sosun pattah with a dark fine crystalline watered steel blade, the hilt N W India, the blade probably Turkish, 18th century
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Gallery label
Sword & sheath: watered blade, kopis shape, reinforced, gold koftgari inlay, gold koftgari cartouche with inscription 'In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate', steel hilt, Indo-Muslim form, gold koftgari on punched ground, sheath covered in red velevet, pierced steel chape; hilt N.W.India (Mughal), late 18 cent., blade probably Turkish, 18 cent. I.S. 228&A-1964(pre 1993)
Credit line
Given by Lord Kitchener
Object history
Given by the Rt. Hon. Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.708
Bibliographic reference
Rawson, P.S., The Indian Sword, London, Herbert Jenkins, 1968, p.18, fig.1.
Collection
Accession number
IS.228&A-1964

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Record createdMarch 8, 2007
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