Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sword

Date:
19th century
Geography:
West Bengal
Culture:
Indian, East Indian
Medium:
Steel, ivory
Dimensions:
L. 30 in. (76.2 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 3 oz. (992.2 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1626
Not on view
[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before November 18, 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Nickel, Helmut, William Reid, Ian Eaves, Mario Scalini, Claude Gaier, Álvaro Soler Del Campo, Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Jan Piet Pyupe, Donald J. La Rocca, Jeffrey Forgeng, Jonathan Tavares, Dirk H. Breiding, Pierre Terjanian, and Mr. Ronald S. Lauder. The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr, edited by Donald J. La Rocca. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 100 (footnote 45).

La Rocca, Donald J. "An Early Tibetan Text of the Connoisseurship of Swords." In The Armorer's Art: Essays in Honor of Stuart Pyhrr. Woonsocket, Rhode Island: Andrew Mowbray Inc. – Publishers, 2014. p. 100 (footnote 45).



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