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Knife

  • Place of origin:

    Lahore (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Crucible forged steel, chiseled and decorated with gold kuftkari

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. Grzywaczewski

  • Museum number:

    M.36-1954

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Watered steel knife blade, chiseled and decorated with worn gold kuftkari, with a chase scene depicting a tiger pursuing two antelopes into the jaws of a makara or crocodile. The grip is ivory, with an old repair

Place of Origin

Lahore (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Crucible forged steel, chiseled and decorated with gold kuftkari

Dimensions

Length: 24.5 cm

Descriptive line

Watered steel blade, chiselled and decorated with worn gold kuftkari, with a chase scene depicting a tiger pursuing two antelopes into the jaws of a makara or crocodile. The grip is ivory, with an old repair, probably North India or Lahore, 19th century.; Indian; Arms and armour

Subjects depicted

Tiger; Crocodile; Antelope

Categories

Arms & Armour

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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