A Miniature Elephant Goad, or Ankus, 19th century

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Item ref: 4023

  • North Indian, Rajasthan
  • Steel

The ankus comprises a long, slender haft of silvered iron with a spiral fluted grip at the bottom, and a plain blackened iron section at the top, with a series of turned knops, a faceted octagonal spike at the apex and the characteristic backward-turned hook with a decorative cusp at the base.