Sword with Sheath
- Sri Lanka: Kandy period
- 18th century
- Silver inlaid with gemstones, steel blade
- 19 x 3 in. (48.3 x 7.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Michael Phillips and Juliana Maio
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Museum
This richly embellished sword is a fine example of silver work and may have been worn by a chief or noble figure during an important ceremony. The principal motif is the head of a lion, which appears both on the hilt and in a diminutive form on the bottom tip of the sheath.
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