Battle Axe


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Battle Axe   (1963.01.0067)
  1. Science & Technology T&E
  2. :
  3. Armaments
  4. :
  5. Edged Weapons
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 19th century
Culture Indo-Persian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 58.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.5 cm
Weight 554 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Iron
Manufacturing Processes Etching, Forging
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Per Joel Gordon, Dept. of History, UIUC, 1997: (Info on 1963.01.0065, 0066, 0067). "These three items are listed as if a set, but only the sword and ax are potentially so. All are likely Indain as suggested in the commentary (more likely than Iranian). All are also most likely tourist pieces and not as old as suggested. The craftsmanship in terms of design is minimal (the shield is most interesting to view). The motifs are animal and human figures; there is no writing."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Courtesy of Florence A. Fletcher
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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