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ELEPHANT GOAD

Place of Origin: South India

Date: 18th Century

Diameter: 1075mm (42 3/8 Inches)

Reference: 413

Status: Available

Full Description:

This elephant goad (or ‘ankus’) is comprised of a reddish-brown hardwood haft to which a series of curved brass mouldings have been attached, a thick recurved iron hook, two silver collars, the final section carved into a cone-shape and attached with a small iron cap.

The finely formed and slender hook is indictive of those found in India, and its application against a long pole is indicative of those found in South India. A similar example in a private collection is known to the author.

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