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Dagger (Katar)

17th century
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Indian, Thanjavur; blade, European
L. 21 3/4 in. (55.2 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 2 lbs. 3 oz. (992.2 g)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Gods of War: Sacred Imagery and the Decoration of Arms and Armor," December 10, 1996–December 1997, no. 5.

London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Maharaja: the splendour of India's royal courts," October 10, 2009–January 17, 2010.

Elgood, Robert. Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and Armour from India 1400–1865. Delft: Eburon, 2004. p. 15, fig. 1.3.

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