Description & Technical information

This flint striker is made of copper and is decorated with an alam terminal in a stylised dragons' head with an open mouth. The dragon’s curved neck and body enables one to hold the object securely whilst scraping a flint stone beneath the object’s elongated surface to produce fire.

Date:  18th/19th century
Period:  1750-1850, 1850-1900, 18th century, 19th century
Origin:  India
Medium: Copper
Dimensions: 12 cm (4³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art