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Sacrificial axe

Sacrificial axe

  • Place of origin:

    Nepal (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the India Museum in 1879

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Nepal (made)


19th century (made)



Descriptive line

Sacrifical axe Ram Dao a broad heavy incurved blade, ornamented along the back with a scroll pattern, with a representation of a human eye incised in the steel and coloured, and a chequered ebony handle and brass mounts, Nepal, 19th century

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

Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 102, Cat. No. 351

Production Note

Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879


Arms & Armour; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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