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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

Cingalese Sword Hilt [Sinhalese Sword Hilt] 1854

Albumen print | 18.9 x 11.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2906108

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Photograph of an elaborately decorated sword hilt featuring a serpent's head at the top of the handle. An invoice dated 14 July 1854 for 11 photographs totalling £1 13s was submitted to Dr Ernst Becker and payment was received by Bedford on 12 October 1854 (Royal Archives PPTO/PP/QV/PP2/4840).
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.9 x 11.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Prince Albert, c. 1855

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Swords
    • Places
      • Asia
        • Sri Lanka