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Axes (tools): TEMP-AA-ARMOURWITHOUTNUMBERS-9

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

The steel blade is small, single edged and bearded, with a flat square back. It is decorated with a band of gold koftgari floral ornament around the sides and on the top and bottom of the blade, and chiselled with riders hunting with hawk and sword at either side, and a hawk attacking a dove on the back. The haft is formed of a round steel tube, reeded for most of its length between mouldings, and corroded black. At the bottom is a faceted dome with a faceted oval finial.

Notes

History note: No provenance obvious

Measurements and weight

Length: 560 mm
Weight: 995 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Dating

19th century
1800 CE - 1899 CE

School or Style

Qajar Persian

Components of the work

Head Length 140 mm
Blade Width 95 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A label attached suggests this is M.353.1933, but as this is a Saxon miner’s axe it cannot be.
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: TEMP-AA-ARMOURWITHOUTNUMBERS-9
Primary reference Number: 162542
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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