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Ritual Dagger with Seated Devi on Makara

Asian Art

MEDIUM Bronze and iron
DATES 16th–17th century
DIMENSIONS length: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Samuel Eilenberg
PROVENANCE Prior to 1998, provenance not yet documented; by 1998, acquired by Samuel Eilenberg of New York; 1998, bequeathed by Samuel Eilenberg to the Brooklyn Museum; April 6, 2021, accessioned by the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dagger with hilt covered by hand protector. The protector is cast in the form of a creature with elaborately swirling tail or feathers, topped by the figure of a goddess who holds the beast by reins.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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