• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    A PAIR OF INDIAN HORSEMAN'S FIGHTING AXES (ZAGHNAL)

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF INDIAN HORSEMAN'S FIGHTING AXES (ZAGHNAL)
    19TH CENTURY
    Each with triangular flat blade formed with strong medial ridges extending to form a down-curved beak of diamond section, brass head involving a pair of lions cast in the round and with an elephant mounted on the pean, brass tubular haft formed in three stages and chased with scrolling flowers on a pounced ground, and turn-off grip fitted with concealed knife blade
    18 5/8in (47.3cm) (2)


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