dagger (weapons: edged); dagger sheath (dagger (weapons: edged))

Dagger and sheath. Single edged dagger or short sword with a long point, short haft of silver wire and openwork white metal, small guard. White metal sheath, beaten, decorated with bands of lotuses and a dorje in low relief; suspension loop. Thin wooden lining which separates from sheath. (Drawing). Overall 355mm. Blade 265 x 25

Eastern Tibet, cf. Newark [Presumably the Newark Museum USA which holds a famous collection of Tibetan art- Tom Crowley 0.01.2013].


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