Museum number

OA.4694

Description

Back to object details 

Image service:

Recommend


More views

  • Sword (takouba); the blade of steel, straight and double-edged with one long and two short fullers, stamped with crescent moons at either side. The hilt comprises a broad iron cross stuffed with fabric and joined originally by two rivets, one of which is missing. The grip is tubular, or wood covered with fabric and tooled leather, now cracked and peeling. The pommel, of iron, resembles the Medieval, European brazil-nut form.

    Full: Front

  • Sword (takouba); the blade of steel, straight and double-edged with one long and two short fullers, stamped with crescent moons at either side. The hilt comprises a broad iron cross stuffed with fabric and joined originally by two rivets, one of which is missing. The grip is tubular, or wood covered with fabric and tooled leather, now cracked and peeling. The pommel, of iron, resembles the Medieval, European brazil-nut form.

    Detail: Other

  • Sword (takouba); the blade of steel, straight and double-edged with one long and two short fullers, stamped with crescent moons at either side. The hilt comprises a broad iron cross stuffed with fabric and joined originally by two rivets, one of which is missing. The grip is tubular, or wood covered with fabric and tooled leather, now cracked and peeling. The pommel, of iron, resembles the Medieval, European brazil-nut form.

    Detail: Inscription