A copper alloy and iron bichwa dagger  Tamil Nadu, Vijayanagara, 13-15th century
Lot 1054
A copper alloy and iron bichwa dagger Tamil Nadu, Vijayanagara, 13-15th century
Sold for US$ 1,125 inc. premium
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Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
A copper alloy and iron bichwa dagger
Tamil Nadu, Vijayanagara, 13-15th century
The curved iron blade set on a bronze D-shaped guard cast with a central deity, possibly Vishnu, holding a staff or mace and a spear above a protective animal vehicle below his feet. Shiva and Parvati, protected by a naga hood, are seated on Nandi, with another image of Nandi above.
11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) long

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  • Provenance:
    Acquired from Spink & Son, 1982
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