An Indian axe head from Chota Nagpur
An Indian axe head from Chota Nagpur, probably 17th or 18th Century. The moustache shaped blade is chiselled with geometric designs, and has bud finials at the points and at the back of the socket.
Blade 14¼” (36cms)
For a very similar head attributed to Golconda, Deccan, 16th Century is illustrated in H. Ricketts “Splendeur Des Armes Orientales” Paris 1988 No 114.