Indian sota mace
Overall length

58.3 cm

Weight

771 grams

Point of balance

21 cm from top

Materials

Forged steel

Origin

India

Dating

17th-19th century

Provenance

From a private collection

Price €1350, -

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Description

An all-steel Indian mace, increasing gradually in thickness towards its mace head, terminating in a hammer-like end. It is almost entirely engraved with geometric patterns.

 

Dating

Such maces are rather rare and we have very little concrete information about them. Lacking any pieces with solid provenance, it is also hard to build up a timeline for accurately dating them.

The steel on this one and the manner of decoration do indicate some age, and a working life where it was handled a lot. Therefore I would tentatively date it to the 17th-18th century.

 

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