dagger dagger dagger
dagger dagger dagger
dagger dagger dagger
dagger CEREMONIAL SHAN SWORD
Laos
19th Century
Silver sheath, red cord wrapped around top
Blade/Handle
h. 39 in., w. 2 1/8 in.
Sheath
h. 29 5/8 in., w. 2 1/8 in.
Whole Knife
h. 42 3/4 in., w. 2 1/8 in.

Gift of Richard M. Cooler
1997
BC97.4.1

Ceremonial Shan Lao sword in silver sheath from Luang Prabang, Laos. Formerly owned by the King of Northern Laos, Nineteenth century. Elephant ivory, sheet silver, steel, wool and cotton rope binding. Repoussee design of animals each in an oval medallion. Sheath has red cord wound around it near the sword handle.