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Indian zaghnal (war hammer / pick), The Wallace Collection, Oriental Room, London UK.
Dagger and sheath 1031 AH - 1621/22 AD Made by Mohammed Ali, Iran Steel, gold, rubies, emeralds, pearls, enamel
A MASSIVE RITUAL SWORD (TEGHA), PROBABLY MADHYA PRADESH, 18TH CENTURY the broad curved blade carved with a variety of animal, human and decorative motifs in a lattice-like pattern around a central panel featuring a stylised cypress tree, the reverse of blade with similar design, including the engraved image of a local deity or high priest near the tip on both sides, the wide hilt also composed of forged steel and engraved with medallions enclosing figures, traces of gilding throughout 120.6cm.
A TIPU SULTAN BUBRI-FORM AXE-HEAD WITH TIGER'S HEAD, MYSORE, LATE 18TH CENTURY the steel blade of gently curving form, engraved with foliate motifs near shoulder with remnants of gilding, the mount composed of two tiger-heads biting either side of the blade with a cylindrical fitting chiselled with a bubri design 30cm. length.
Indian pesh kabz dagger, presented during the Prince of Wales’s Indian tour of 1875-6, with a blade of exceptional accomplishment, wootz steel, with a single polished edge and with two etched shallow grooves flanking a drilled bore in four sections which are filled with loose seed pearls and would obviously have certain practical limitations and it must be seen instead as an exercise in master bladesmithing. The Royal Collection.