A 19th Century Indian axe
A 19th Century Indian axe. The crescent shaped head is thickly damascened with silver flowering foliage and is surmounted by a damascened kiosk (pagoda) with turned brass finial. On its hardwood haft with 6 pairs of brass rivet heads securing the steel tang.
Crescent head 6½" (16.3cms) Overall length 25½" (65cms)