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Sheath

Object Number:49-31-55B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Malay
Provenience: Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Gemstone
Fiber
Length: 37 cm
Width: 38.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-C-73 - Other Number

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)

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plates 6b, 7c, 10a & 13bView Objects related to this Type Citation

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