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katar-sheath / katar

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1878,1101.472

  • Description

    Katar (dagger) with straight narrow blade with central chased and gilded floral panel; gilt copper handle with one cross bar, set with red, green and white pastes. Wooden sheath covered with velvet (originally red), silver gilt mounts embossed with flowers, with gilt tip and reinforcing band worked in repousse.

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  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 48 centimetres (dagger)
    • Width: 10.5 centimetres (at widest part across handle)
    • Length: 32 centimetres (sheath)
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1878,1101.472

  • Additional IDs

    • OA+.2648
Katar with steel blade. Gilt metal handle, heavily inlaid with cabochon emeralds and rubies. In red velvet scabbard with gilt tip and reinforcing band worked in repousse.          Please note that the number on the object is 1878,11-1.472.

Katar with steel blade. Gilt metal handle, heavily inlaid with cabochon emeralds and rubies. In red velvet scabbard with gilt tip and reinforcing band worked in repousse. Please note that the number on the object is 1878,11-1.472.

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