Object Title

Parrying weapon (madu)

Parrying weapon (madu)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.109

Provenance

Purchased, Sotheby's, 16 December 1980, lot 326. From the collection of Major A D F White, formerly AL13.145.

Physical Description

The cast brass grip is of knuckleduster form, with a makara head at either end holding a recurved, double edged iron blade, one large and one small. At the front of the grip is a fretted and scalloped brass guard retaining a scalloped, short blade.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: 30.5cm (12.0in), width 7.6cm (3.0in) Weight: The weight of the weapon is 0.4 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped on the grip 'F C ROSE'.

Associations

Notes

An almost identical example in the Berman Museum of World History, Anniston, AL, bought by Berman from N Flayderman Catalog no. 87, lot 1224, image on file.