19th century. 26 3/4” length with tubular haft terminating in a heavy fore spike decorated in spiral bands of foliage. Crescent form bit decorated each side with a noble couple. The man holds an object in each scene, one perhaps a Shiva linga. The peen with a female portrait. Decoration quite crisp with scattered speckles. From the Goanese group. See our FNS4075 for a helmet from that group with attribution on formation.

Stock Number: FNS8916

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