KATAR DAGGER

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December 31, 1699
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Military
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

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DESCRIPTION

Katar dagger
1700s

Part of a set. See all set records

India, Mughal
Iron handle with gold inlay; steel blade; wooden sheath with velvet cover, brass boss, iron tip with gold inlay

Overall: 45.6 x 8.2 cm (17 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Gift of Morris and Eleanor Everett 1985.119

DESCRIPTION

Stabbing daggers called katar were distinctive to India and often worn by soldiers and courtiers, tucked into their belts. Covering the entire handle are tiny scenes of lions and cheetahs hunting deer and buffalo in rocky wooded settings.

EXHIBITION HISTORY

The Cleveland Museum of Art (07/31/2016-10/23/2016); Art and Stories from Mughal India.

Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).

Paintings of Bikaner – Indian Gallery 242 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (November 7, 2019-April 5, 2020).

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