Chape of a scabbard

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Iron inlaid with gold
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11.2 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm (4 7/16 x 1 1/2 x 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Metal tip (or chape) of a sword or dagger scabbard; 5/8" x 1 1/2" opening at top with scalloped edge coming to a rounded, closed point at the bottom; inlaid gold design of flowers on one side, feathers and flowers on the other; one side (blade edge) is narrower than the other.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by Rajinder K. Keith and Narinder K. Keith in honor of Mahinder Singh Keith
  • Type

    Weapon and Armament
  • On View

    Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
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