Object Title

Sword (dha)

Sword (dha)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIS.248

Provenance

On L221.31 to the Horniman Museum (no.1971.47), Dreadnought Building, August 1988.

Physical Description

The blade is slightly curved and single-edged, with patches of punched decoration along its length. The hilt is of ivory, long and slightly curved. The silver pommel is cylindrical with a moulding at either end, and there is a matching collar,swelling slightly to the front to match the locket of the missing scabbard.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 57.3cm (22.6in), blade length: 34.2cm (13.5in), hilt length: 23.1cm (9.1in) Weight: The weight of the sword is 0.4 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places Burma