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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Kora sword and holder c.1853-5

Albumen print | 23.1 x 17.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2369588

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Photograph of a Nepalese sword (kora) and scabbard, taken from above. Its iron hilt bears two circular discs (guards) that flank the grip and a spirally-fluted baluster finial. The blade flares out at the tip and is decorated with dot motifs on one edge and an eye.

For further information on the object, see RCIN 61962.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 23.1 x 17.3 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords