Probably 18th century. See Stone fig.199 #10. Iron head of broad moustache form, finely forged with banded circular eye surmounted by a stepped pyramid. Wood haft with iron terminals and band below the head securing a an iron spine as defense against cutting the haft. Untouched with light encrustation throughout. The Khond were known for human sacrifice to benefit agricultural production, a practice which the British unsuccessfully attempted to eliminate.
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