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A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

Dagger (kris)

RCIN 62598

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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The Hindu goddess Dirga, also known as Devi, appears in stylised form on this hilt, veiled and with her arms hanging by her sides. Fierce and beautiful, Dirga is known for slaying demons and other malevolent creatures.

In the collection of George IV at Carlton House.