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Dagger

Dagger

  • Place of origin:

    Rajasthan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, with details overlaid in gold

  • Museum number:

    356-1875

  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 22

Physical description

Punch-dagger with pointed blade and two horizontal lozenge-shaped bars joining the arm-shafts. Steel with the image of a saddled horse at top of blade, facing towards tip.

Place of Origin

Rajasthan (made)

Date

ca. 1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel, with details overlaid in gold

Dimensions

Height: 39 cm, Width: 9 cm, Depth: 1.5 cm

Object history note

As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.715

Descriptive line

Punch dagger katar with pointed blade, possibly from Rajasthan, ca. 1650

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

p. 85, cat. no. 68
Swallow, D., Stronge, S., Crill, R., Koezuka, T., editor and translator, "The Art of the Indian Courts. Miniature Painting and Decorative Arts", Victoria & Albert Museum and NHK Kinki Media Plan, 1993.

Labels and date

27. DAGGER
Watered steel, chiselled and with traces of gold overlay
Mughal
c. 1650

356-1875
This punch dagger, or katar, has a horse chiselled on one side of the blade and a tiger on the other. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Steel; Gold

Subjects depicted

Horses

Categories

Arms & Armour; Metalwork

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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