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Dagger and sheath
(19th century)

steel, gilt-steel, (leather/wood), silk (velvet), gilt-copper
(a-b) 44.4 × 8.0 × 2.0 cm (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1895
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Gallery location
Level 1, NGV International
Physical description
Cover for a dagger of maroon silk velvet over a wood or leather form, lined with same velvet, shaped to match the curved blade of the dagger. The top and tip of the cover is sheathed in pressed and chased gilt copper with a floral design.