Description & Technical information

This iron sword handle (tulwar) has raised overlaid gold floral decoration. The shape of this North Indian sword handle is typical. However, the elevated gold inlay decoration is rare.

Date:  18th century
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  North India
Medium: Iron, gold
Dimensions: 16 cm (6¹/₄ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art