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19th century (made)
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Place of origin

A transitional form of Moplah knife or Ayda Katti with a broad single-edged chopping blade with a carved ebony hilt, Maharashtra, mid 19th century.


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Brief description
A transitional form of Moplah knife or Ayda Katti with a broad single-edged chopping blade with a carved ebony hilt, Maharashtra, mid 19th century.
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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.686
Historical context
A transitional form between a Moplah knife and an Ayda Katti.
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. 83, Cat. No. 127
  • 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.83
Other numbers
  • 127 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 8,448-1855 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
2851(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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