Sacrificial Axe

19th century (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Place Of Origin

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Object Type
Brief Description
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
Marks and Inscriptions
Credit line
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879
Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879
Bibliographic References
  • 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, 1880p.102
Other Numbers
  • 351 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 11,908 - India Museum Slip Book
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record createdJune 25, 2009
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