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Designs for animal-headed knives and earpicks

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Inscription

Obverse: next to the two knives, one line inscriptions, in Devnagari - have been read.

Provenance

Given to the MFA in 1917 by Denman Waldo Ross. Purchased in 1917 from Ananda Coomaraswamy. Purchased in India prior to 1916.

Credit Line

Ross-Coomaraswamy Collection

Indian, 18th century

Object Place

Possibly Punjab Hills, Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 12.3 x 12.5 cm (4 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.) Image: 12.3 x 12.5 cm (4 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2695

Medium or Technique

Ink on paper

Collections

Asia

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