Language: Marathi
Source: Secondary reference material

Description

Dandpatta is the Marathi name for the patá, or a "gauntlet sword", a sword strongly associated with the Marathi caste.1 The Maratha empire (1674-1818) rose to prominence in the 17th century and defeated the long-established Mughal empire.

Also see: pata

 

 

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A spectacular pata in near-perfect condition.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2019.

Shivaji

Shivaji Bhonsle I, founder of the Maratha Empire with a zoomorphic gauntlet sword in his right hand.
British Museum collection.



Notes to introduction
1. P. S. Rawson; The Indian Sword, Herbert Jenkins LTD, London, 1968. Page 46.
Also see: Robert Elgood; Hindu arms and Ritual, Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, 2004. Page 257.

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