Title: Talwār

Classification: Sword

Artist(s): Unknown

Date: c. 1850

Dimensions: L. 37.5 in.

Museum number: 365

Physical location: Section 2 (Central Hall): Implements of War

The hilt of this talwār is of a type found on many swords produced in the Punjab during the Sikh period. It has a large pommel disk and a knuckle-bow terminating in a lion's head. The surface is decorated with silver koft-garī in a repeating floral pattern on one side where each flower has a raised central disc. The silver has oxidised with age. The koft-garī on the other side appears to be in gold. The blade appears to be locally manufactured.

contact us

Please use the form below to get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you!