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Object Number:
42-30-373B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Malay
Provenience:
Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Metal
Description:
Wood wrangka with radiating graining and one edge squared off, as from Malay Peninsula (Frey Plate 13b); wood gandar covered with brass pendok in two metal parts as from Sulawesi (Frey Plate 6c) or Malay Peninsula (Frey Plate 7b): heavy gold relief decoration in conventionalized floral pattern on 2/3 of obverse, reverse part of this plain except for border and Arabic inscription in central diamond; wavy chevrons, bands of floral design in low relief on other 1/3 of both sides; floral design on chape
Length:
40cm
Width:
14.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing, on behalf of the estate of Florence C. Whitney
Other Number:
519   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

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