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Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-456A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 46.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:539 - Other Number

Description

Wavy; 9 curves; iron with pamor; simplified blade base; trunk, tusk, lip, hollow on short end; small plain beaded metal mendak as from Sumatra/Madura (Frey 54); large dark brown wood hilt, boldly carved with head of bird: parrot or cockatoo, beak pointing downwards


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 54View Objects related to this Type Citation

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