Not currently on display at the V&A


mid 19th century (made)
Place of origin

Steel boomerang, terminating in a round knob split medially along the same plane as the blade

Object details

Object type
Materials and techniques
Forged steel
Brief description
Steel boomerang, Southern India, mid 19th century. Arms. Egerton 70.
Physical description
Steel boomerang, terminating in a round knob split medially along the same plane as the blade
  • Length: 20in (outer curve) (Note: Taken from register)
Gallery label
Boomerangs singa: (two): steel; both end in round knob which is split medially along the same plane as the blade; outer length of curve 20ins; South India. 2830 I.S.(pre 1993)
Credit line
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879
Object history
As originally arranged and displayed in Exhibition Road Indian Museum galleries until 1955, with some additions while in storage, case F.695
Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879
Bibliographic references
  • Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 81, Cat. No. 70
  • 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 p.81
Other numbers
  • 070 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 9,141-1855 - India Museum Slip Book
Accession number

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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