Object Title

Sword scabbard (Sosun pattah)

Sword scabbard (Sosun pattah)



Object Number



Purchased Christies, 9 April 1863. From the Codrington collection.

Physical Description

The scabbard is of wood covered with worn red velvet. At the mouth are two raised bands bordered by piping if gold and red. A similar piping covers the seam down the rear face. The chape is of iron and terminates in a small lotus bud. The surface is decorated with foliage and borders in silver.


Dimensions: The length is 835 mm. Weight: The weight of the scabbard is 0.276 kg.

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Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.337, p. 11.

W. Egerton, An illustrated handbook of Indian arms, London, 1880, no. 578.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.800, p. 10.