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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-48A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Gemstone
Length: 58 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-B-712 - Other Number

Description

Wavy; 11 curves; rough, most unusual pamor in discrete spots throught blade, some along median, some touching edges; well-made blade base: serrations, trunk, tusk, lip, hollow on short end, parallel center grooves, dentiform frets on long end of guard alone; Bali mendak (Frey Plate 12a): small circular band set with red gemstones; hilt: finely executed Bali gold mythological figure, Bayu (Frey 48 Fig 10a, Plate 9a) of thin sheet gold cover composition with metal core, set with gemstones: turquoise, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, opals

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 48 Fig 10a, Plate 9a, Plate 12aView Objects related to this Type Citation

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