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Axes (tools): O.113-1879

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

The iron blade is T-shaped, formed of double crescents convex to the edge, forged with a narrow but solid socket for the haft with three low transverse flanges at the back. It is decorated with a W in double incised lines, double incised lines and punched crescents along the backs of the blade, and a panel of geometric ornament at the junction of the socket. The haft is of wood, with narrow section currently situated at the bottom, originally for an iron top spike

Notes

History note: From Ganjam

Legal notes

Given by Robert Taylor, MA

Measurements and weight

Blade Length: 22.5 cm
Overall Length: 72.5 cm
Weight: 51.5 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Taylor, Robert, MA

Dating

19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - 1879 CE

Note

The same form of blade and decoration is found on O.124-1879

Components of the work

Blade composed of steel

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.113-1879
Primary reference Number: 158428
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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