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Spear (Bhala)

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Spear (Bhala)
Late 16th Century

Place of Origin: Rajasthan, Rajput
Materials: Wood, ivory
Dimensions: L: 38.5 cm.
Acc. No. 59.183/1

More like a colourful art piece this long wooden shaft consisting in two parts, one, the upper shaft, and other, the shaft for holding blade, is a spear inlaid all over with ivory chips. Leaf-shaped blade has a shank into which the shaft is inserted. It is more a ceremonial piece than a weapon of actual warfare.

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