1943.6.19

Battle axe with eye-hafted, "winged" blade decorated with incised patterns on both sides. [SM 12/04/2007]

Place details: ASIA. India. Odisha Mayurbhanj. Cultural Group: Santhal [Manjhi] Santal Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Iron Metal / Wood Plant / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Incised / Decorated / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 590 mm Max W = 135 mm When Collected: By 1943 Acquired: Transferred June 1943

KEYWORD: Axe / Ceremonial Object / CLASS: Weapon / Ceremonial / Tool / ?.

Object description: Battle axe with eye-hafted, "winged" blade decorated with incised patterns on both sides. The opposite end of the blade has a diamond shaped butt. There is an iron strip running through the eye of the haft, acting as a wedge. The wooden haft is undecorated. [SM 12/04/2007]