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Title: Teghā

Classification: Sword

Artist(s): Unknown

Date: 18th–19th century

Dimensions: L. 39.25 in.

Museum number: 259

Physical location: Section 2 (Central Hall): Implements of War

A large Indian sword with a wide-bellied blade which classifies it as a teghā. This type of a sword is sometimes referred to as an executioner’s sword. Hilts similar to this one were commonly found in the Punjab during the Sikh period.

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