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A GILT-COPPER ELEPHANT AXE (BHUJ)
INDIA, KUTCH, 19TH CENTURY
The broad single-edged blade with silver arabesques, fixed to the shaft through a typical elephant-head piece, the gilt-copper handle carved with floral arabesques, two figures of a horseman and a tiger fixed at top, the pommel in the form of a tiger's head concealing a long dagger, with glass or gem insets, the green cloth sheath with gilt copper mounts
25½in. (35cm.)

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