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Khanjar and scabbard

Watered crucible steel, gold, ivory, wood, velvet, diamonds | 37.2 x 12.7 x 5.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 11251

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This dagger is incised directly below the hilt with the ten avatars of the Hindu god Vishnu and was probably made for a Hindu patron. The scabbard mounts have been adapted for presentation with the addition of the Prince of Wales’s feathers.
  • Creator(s)

    South Indian; India (place of production)

  • 37.2 x 12.7 x 5.0 cm (whole object)

  • Khanjar and scabbard

  • Presented to King Edward VII, when Prince of Wales, during his tour of India in 1875-76 by Vijayarama III Gajapati Raju Pusapati, Maharaja of Vizianagaram.

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