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Guarded Dagger (Katar)

Date:
16th century
Geography:
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
Culture:
Indian, Thanjavur; blade, European
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
L. 22 1/4 in. (56.5 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 0.9 oz. (932.7 g)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1008
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–April 4, 1998, no. 4.

Elgood, Robert. Hindu Arms and Ritual: Arms and Armour from India 1400–1865. Delft: Eburon, 2004. p. 155, fig. 15.24.



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