Description & Technical information

The steel flint stricker is depicted with a feathered or scale-like body with a long curvilinear neck and a stylised-bird head. There is an Indian flint stricker in the form of a bird, early 17th century, in The Freer Sackler Collection, Washington, DC, Accession Number F1940.7.

Date:  18th/19th century
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century, 18th century
Origin:  India
Medium: Steel
Dimensions: 18 cm (7¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art