Object Title

Axe (tongi)

Axe (tongi)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIC.3

Provenance

Presented by the Wellcome Museum for the History of Medecine, 1955. On loan L221.21 to the Horniman Museum from 27 April 1967.

Physical Description

The blade is broad and swept upward, with a convex edge. It has a round socket, fluted at either side and bevelled to a point at the rear. The haft is of wood, decorated at the grip with turned rings.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the haft is 418 mm (16.5 in), the blade length is 185 mm (7.3 in). Weight: The weight of the weapon is 0.5 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places India, Khond