|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942|
|Other Number:||505 - Other Number|
Dagger with straight blade, widening asymmetrically at base. Watery patterning (pamor). Slightly flaring wood guard covered in brass (?), slightly curved hilt of same materials, with some impressed decorations and median ridges on both sides. Kris are not only weapons but also works of art and objects of mythical, ritual, and ceremonial significance: in 2005, UNESCO gave the title “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” to the kris of Indonesia.
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