Punch Dagger (katar)

Punch Dagger (katar)

c. 1680-1720

Watered steel blade; gold hilt, inlaid with rubies, emeralds, and diamonds

7 7/8 in. (20 cm)

North India, Mughal

The Al-Thani Collection

This katar was shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection, October 28, 2014–January 25, 2015.

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