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Native Name:
Kris
Object Number:
P4662
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Philippine Islands
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Metal
Wood
Rubber
Cords
Description:
Somewhat wavy, giant, heavy blade without medial ridge, length typical of Mindanao Moro (Frey 34); 7 curves; no or negligible pamor; blade base: serrations, trunk, tusk, lips on short end, with added rubber? piece that encircles short end; extensive dentiform frets on long end; thick flat rubber? band or hilt fitting; wood Sulu cockatoo-type hilt with long cord wrapped around tightly throughout stem, as seen on Moro kris from the Philippines (cf. 41-34-18a; Frey 49 Fig 11; Plate 10a)

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34; 49 Fig 11; Plate 10a
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