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19th century (made)
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Place of origin

Moplah knife, with a broad slightly incurved chopping blade, inlaid and mounted with pierced and chased brass. Maharashtra, mid 19th century.


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Moplah knife, with a broad slightly incurved chopping blade, inlaid and mounted with pierced and chased brass. 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.694
Historical context
A variant form of the 'Ayda Katti' known as a Moplah knife, used by the Moplah of the Malabar coast.
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. 120
  • 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
  • 120 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 8,818-1855 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession number
2799(IS)

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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