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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.

Provenance

Locality: (Sind region, Lahore or Punjab)

Measurements

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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