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Kris and sheath

RCIN 62917

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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The mythical garuda bird, who serves as the mount of the Hindu god Vishnu, appears in stylised form on the hilt of this kris. The upper section of the scabbard (wrongka) is made of metal rather than wood and carefully decorated with dense gold filigree.

It was presented to George III or George IV when Prince of Wales by the Marquis Wellesley on 25 April 1804. It previously belonged to the Rajah of Assam.