A beautiful example of a rare south Indian Katar, most likely of Tanjore.
The handle is raised and elaborately chiselled and perforated; the double-edged blade is riveted and wrought on the hilt. The ornamental motifs have the classic vegetable and animal decorations.
More details on this type of Katar are extensively described in Robert Elgoods' book "Hindu Arms and Ritual, Arms and Armor from India 1400-1865".
17th century, Vijayanagar Empire, South India.
- Νότια Ινδία
- Έτος κατασκευής
- Σίδερο (χυτό / σφυρήλατο)
- Overall Length
- 37 cm
- Barrel/ blade length
- 20 cm