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Iron handle with gold inlay; steel blade; wooden sheath with velvet cover, brass boss, iron tip with gold inlay
Overall: 45.6 x 8.2 cm (17 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Gift of Morris and Eleanor Everett 1985.119
The ornament on the handle faces up from the perspective of a right-handed user, on all sides.
Stabbing daggers called katar were distinctive to India and often worn by soldiers and courtiers, tucked into their belts. Covering the entire handle are tiny scenes of lions and cheetahs hunting deer and buffalo in rocky wooded settings.
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