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Gauntlet Sword (Pata)

hilt, 17th–18th century; blade, 18th century
Thanjavur, Tmail Nadu
hilt, Indian, Thanjavur; blade, European
L. 35 in. (88.9 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.445 cm); D. 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 15 oz. (1786 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. 9.

Elgood, Robert. Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and Armour from India 1400–1865. Delft: Eburon, 2004. p. 98, fig. 8.60.

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