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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:P4671A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 41 cm

Description

Dagger with wavy blade (9 curves), asymmetrically widening at base. Dark and textured: watery patterning (pamor) hard to see. Guard (ganja) has come somewhat separated from top of blade. Hilt is dark brown wood, deeply recurved at end, with opening cut through at inside of curve. Overall surface carving, including leaves and rosettes, and winged horse on inner side. Metal ring between blade and hilt has beading top and bottom and rows of triangular prongs and larger balls in between.

Bibliography:

[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 194-5View Objects related to this Type Citation

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