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Sword with Scabbard
Title Sword with Scabbard
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name -
Object Type Arms and Armouries
Main Material Iron
Main Artist Unknown
Artist's Nationality Unknown
Provenance Lord Curzon, June 1921
Period / Year of Work 18th century
Dimensions Length - 90.5 cm, Hilt - 13 cm, sheath length - 82.5 cm
Detailed Description Sword attributed to Hyder Ali (1722-82), ruler of Mysore princely state and military commander who played an important part in the wars in southern India in the mid-18th century. Formerly exhibited in the Royal United Service Museum, Whitehall, London. Highly decorative gold hilt & gold cover. Small colourful stones on hilt. Two lion heads and rings on the cover. Many animals like deer, lion etc and floral motif on the cover.
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