Sword with Sheath

Sword with Sheath
Place Made:
Sri Lanka: Kandy period
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Silver inlaid with gemstones, steel blade 
Dimensions:
19 x 3 in. (48.3 x 7.6 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Michael Phillips and Juliana Maio 
Accession Number:
P.2000.05.01 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

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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