Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.122

Provenance

On loan L221 to the Horniman museum, Dreadnought Building, August 1988.

Physical Description

The blade is straight, broad and double-edged, of flattened diamond section. The hilt is of ivory, with an applied band of black and white decoration. It has a brass collar with incised lines, a narrow recangular grip and a flaring, faceted, onion-shaped pommel of silver with wire binding at the base.


The scabbard is of leather, with a broad band wrapped three times around the upper section.

Dimensions

BladeLength24.1cm
BladeWidth5.1cm
OverallLength42.5cm
DaggerWeight0.27kg

Inscriptions and Marks

None. A label is inscribed 'Somali dagger from the Ogaden Desert, Harrar Province'.

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