Sacrificial Axe

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

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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
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Credit line
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879
Production
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
Collection
Accession Number
3098(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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