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Khanjar Dagger Hilt

unknown1675/1690

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

Carved from dark nephrite jade, this hilt is shaped like the head of thoroughbred horse with reins in gold and semi-precious stones. The quillon takes the shape of a vegetal scroll that flares out from the base of a lily. The blade of this dagger is missing.

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  • Title: Khanjar Dagger Hilt
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1675/1690
  • Location: Hyderabad
  • Physical Dimensions: L:12.6 cm
  • Accession Number: 62.2935

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