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Sword hilt
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a wonderful example of jade carving for a very practical purpose. It demonstrates how jade can be both decorative and functional.

History of the Object
The hilt was part of the Arnold Forrestor Warden bequest. Forrestor claimed it was taken by Napoleonic forces as they retreated from Russia and was made by a Mogul artist.

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Type
Weaponry 
Materials
Jade 
Measurements
Width 7.6 cm. Height 12.8 cm. Length 2.5 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Possibly India 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1800-1850 
Function
Sword handle 
Acquisition
The hilt was part of the Arnold Forrestor Warden bequest which was donated to the Manchester Museum in 1964. Forrestor claimed it was taken by Napoleonic forces as they retreated from Russia and was made by a Mogul artist. 
Copyright
The Manchester Museum 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The Manchester Museum 
Museum
The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester 
Credit line
The Manchester Museum 

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