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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Three daggers c.1853-5

Albumen print | 23.2 x 17.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2369582

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Photograph of three daggers, shown in their scabbards, and photographed from above. The daggers all have jade handles. The handles and scabbards are decorated with designs and precious stones. The dagger on the far right exists in the Royal Collection, RCIN 11508.

It is likely the daggers are all of Indian origin.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 23.2 x 17.8 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)
              • Daggers
              • Scabbards
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Precious & semiprecious stones
          • Gemstones
            • Jade
    • Places
      • Asia
        • India