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Object Number:
49-31-55B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Malay
Provenience:
Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Metal
Wood
Gemstone
Fiber
Description:
Brown wood wrangka with luminous graining, one corner squared off, as from Malay Peninsula or Sulawesi (Frey Plates 6c, 7b, 10a, & 13b); engraved gilded metal pendok covers half of wood gandar, tight black fiber covers other half; gilded chape; separation of sarong covering into parts resembles 42-30-373, cf. Sulawesi kris (Frey 6b)
Length:
37cm
Width:
38.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau
Other Number:
29C73   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plates 6b, 7c, 10a & 13b
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