Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Otago Museum is open in Level 1. We are using NZ Covid Tracer or Rippl for contact tracing, please download, or use our Wi-Fi on arrival.

Dagger, Scabbard, D02.6

Physical Description

Katar'. H-shaped hilt, narrow fluted blade springing from centre, tapering to point. Hilt end decorated by floral palmette, topped by fleur-de-lis. Concave guard, side guards, narrower at blade end. Decorated by rosettes and leaves, chiselled. Joined by grip in form of two waisted columns joined in centre by chiselled spheres. Hilt and blade weathered. Cotton (?) covered wooden scabbard, yellow, decorated by red floral patterns. Hindu weapon.

Provenance

Locality:

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Dagger): 471 x 81 x 27mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - Scabbard): 305 x 67 x 23mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 478 x 81 x 26mm

All Rights Reserved