Dagger (Bichuwa) | Indian, Thanjavur | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ceremonial Dagger (Bichwa), 17th century. South Indian, Thanjavur. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2014 (2014.190) | This work is featured in our Arms and Armor Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014 exhibition on view through December 6, 2015. #sword
Indian (Mogul) tabar / axe, 18th century. probably from Central India. The haft is 20 1/2 inches long. The crescent blade is heavy, 5 inches point to point ending in an antelope head all forged in steel. All parts are decorated with silver koftgari work. The blade is riveted to the shaft.