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Sword

Native NameKris
Object Number:54-18-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moro
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Mindanao
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Horn (animal part)
Length: 75.6 cm
Width: 12.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of F. Lieber, 1954

Description

Sword. Straight blade with slight engraved decoration in two parallel straight lines lengthwise of the blade with curved motif at each end; "elephant tusk" hook opposite the wide side of the guard, which had inlaid decoration (now missing). Alternate silver bands and plaited silver cord around grip; large silver pommel in form of completely conventionalized bird. Kris.

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