Object Title

Sword (bolo)

Sword (bolo)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.242

Provenance

Found on loan L221.24 to the Horniman Musum (no. 1971.40), Dreadnought Building, August 1987.

Physical Description

The pattern-welded blade has a straight, single edge, and a slightly curved, flat back. The hilt is of horn, flaring to form a guard, and carved in the form of a makara head at the pommel. It is covered from the guard to the base of the makara with silver foil, decorated with foliage and checquering in low relief, and is slightly damaged.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 67.8cm (26.8in), blade length: 51.9cm (20.5in) Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.35 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Philippines