An Unusual Indian Sword Of Pulouar Form, And An Indian Katar
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An Unusual Indian Sword Of Pulouar Form, And An Indian Katar
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An Unusual Indian Sword Of Pulouar Form, And An Indian Katar
18th/19th Century
The first with broad fullered double-edged blade swelling at the forte and decorated on both sides with gold- and silver-damascened foliage, steel hilt decorated en suite and comprising downcurved quillons with stylised makara-head terminals, pointed langets, and swelling grip with hollow cup-shaped pommel filled with jingles, and disc-shaped pommel with button finial on a mount with pierced star-shaped border; the second with double-edged blade reinforced at the point of diamond section, recessed over most of its length on each side and chiselled with a medial cyprus tree, iron hilt comprising tapering side-bars chiselled with linked panels of foliage, and swelling faceted grips joined by two crosses, in later velvet-covered scabbard (2)
74.4 cm. and 22.6 cm. blades

Footnotes

  • For a similar sword in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (inv. no. 36.25/525) described as 'Kurnool? Eighteenth - or early Nineteenth - Century', see Robert Elgood, Hindu Arms And Ritual..., 2004, pp. 120-121, pl. 11. 17
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