Battle Axe thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A

Battle Axe

probably 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Battle axe Tungi large irregular triangular-shaped steel blade with a step like moulding at the head. The wooden haft is decorated with five incised bands


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Steel mounted on wood
Brief Description
Battle axe Tungi mounted on a wooden haft, S India, Ganjam, probably 19th century.
Physical Description
Battle axe Tungi large irregular triangular-shaped steel blade with a step like moulding at the head. The wooden haft is decorated with five incised bands
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.697
Production
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, 1880p.78
  • Lord Egerton of Tatton, Indian and Oriental Armour, London, 1896, p. 78, Cat. No. 58
Other Numbers
  • 058 - Egerton Catalogue Number
  • 12,619-1869 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
2751(IS)

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdJune 25, 2009
Record URL