Object Title

Axe (tongi)

Axe (tongi)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIC.24

Provenance

Purchased 1859.

Physical Description

The head has a bifurcated point, and has traces of punched decoration. It is fastened to a simple shaft of polished wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the axe is 850 mm, the width across the blade being 230 mm. Weight: The weight of the axe is 0.7 kg.

Component parts

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London 1870, no. Ad.369, p. 12.

Harold, Viscount Dillon, Illustrated Guide to the Armouries, Tower of London, London, 1910, p. 31, no. 456.

Thom Richardson, An introduction to Indian arms and armour, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2007: 4

Notes

Tip detached, 1996; requires conservation. Tip stored in Store 3, Oriental 8 A.