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19th century (made)
Place of origin

Sword talwar with an indian hilt with knucklebow, steel, kuftkari, Indore, 19th century

Object details

Object type
Brief description
Sword talwar with an indian hilt with knucklebow, steel, kuftkari, Indore, 19th century
Gallery label
Sword tulwar: slightly recurved grooved, burnished blade, hilt steel damascened with gold; Indore. 3520 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.708
Transferred from the India Museum to South Kensington Museum in 1879
Bibliographic references
  • 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.117
  • Rawson, P.S., The Indian Sword, London, Herbert Jenkins, 1968, fig.43.
  • Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 117, Cat. No. 533
Other numbers
  • 533 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 7,437 - India Museum Slip Book
Accession number

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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