tweezers / slicer / screwdriver / probe / knife / file / culinary equipment
Tool for slicing cucumber (bird-shaped). Blade formed on back of bird. Body is hollow and contains two knives, file, tweezers, probe, scissors and screwdriver. Made of steel, copper, horn.
- Found/Acquired: Nepal
- (Asia,South Asia,Nepal)
- Height: 42 centimetres
Register comment: 'Nepāl. Apparatus "for slicing cucumbers". It is in the form of a dove with long flat tail of blued [?] steel, the wings of brass, one of them [?] from the [?] of the bird rises an elegantly curved steel knife the end of which represents a birds head with brass and bead pendants; within the body of the bird are the following tools - two knives, scissors, tweezers, screwdriver(?) file, [?] knife and [?]. Presented by A.W. Franks, Esq. 29 March 1893 (Betts).'
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Object reference number: RRI5166
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