Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

From Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, the Tūhura Science Centre and Tropical Forest will be closed for maintenance. 
We strive to produce the best experience 
for our visitors and this will allow us to make our Science Centre better for years to come.

Sword, Scabbard, D24.2310

Physical Description

Talwar'. Heavy polished curved blade of Damascus steel (?). Guarded hilt bas-relief symmetrical floral ornaments. Hilt ends raised discs. Tapered languet, three point crown (?) at apex. Oval grip similarly decorated. Disc-shaped pommel, symmetrically decorated in bas-relief, topped by knobbed hemisphere. Iron chapped green velvet scabbard, string chain, attached to ring. c.f. Egerton pp. 131, 137, pl. XIV, No. 646.


Locality: (Sind region, Lahore or Punjab)


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Sword): 86 x 966 x 60mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 54 x 865 x 16mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 86 x 988 x 60mm

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