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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
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


Arms & Armour; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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