An Indian Madu, And A Composite Indian Weapon
Lot 98*
An Indian Madu, And A Composite Indian Weapon
Sold for £375 (US$ 630) inc. premium
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An Indian Madu, And A Composite Indian Weapon
The First 19th Century
The first comprising a pair of iron-mounted black buck horns riveted to a circular brass-mounted buckler, the former each with iron point of diamond section, the latter slightly convex with applied brass border, four brass bosses and a brass crescent; the second with earlier katar blade now fitted into a bulbous silvered brass mount (possibly from a hookah) with punched foliate decoration and set with three silver flower-heads, on silvered brass haft of tapering circular section punched with Hindi inscriptions, and with later scabbard for the blade (2)
The first 75.3 cm. wide

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  • The madu is an Indian parrying or thrusting weapon used by the Bhils and other wild tribes. It is also thought to have been a favourite weapon of Hindu religious beggars
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