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Eight immortals logo

Bāxiān (八仙), "Eight Immortals"

Eight figures from Chinese Daoist mythology.
Kuiwen logo

Kuíwén (夔紋)

Chinese decorative pattern consisting of archaic dragon motifs.
Nias bekhu

Bekhu

Nias name for the monkey-like figure carved on some sword hilts.
Nias lasara logo

Lasara

Nias word for the monster head that the people of Nias carved.
Double edged Bhutanese dagger logo

Double-edged Bhutanese dagger

With triple grooves and in heavy silver mountings.
Sinhalese pihiya logo

An early "piha-kaetta"

Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
Serapendiya logo

Sérapéṅdiya

Sinhalese term for a mythical bird.
Belu logo

Belu

A mythical Burmese, shape-shifting creature.
Lengyanju

Lěngyànjù (冷豔鋸)

Nickname for Guan Yu's "Green Dragon Crescent Blade".
Serapendiya muna

Sérapéṅdiya mūna

Sinhala for the head of a mythical bird. Often used as sword ornament.
Kīrtimukha or face of glory logo

Kīrtimukha

An all-devouring creature that is used across Asia as an auspicious decorative element.
Taotie logo

Tāotiè (饕餮)

Tāotiè (饕餮) is a mythical creature that is used as a decorative element.
Tanjore spearhead

Tanjore spearhead

Description

A south Indian spearhead with a thick double-edged, symmetrical leaf-shaped blade.

Indian toradar

A fine Indian toradar with inlaid stock

General introduction

A number of downsized Indian toradar with such lavish inlays are in