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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 blade (11 curves) with median ridge, "blood channels." Unusually crisp, discrete light markings (pamor). Mendak is ring of projections set with red gemstones. Hilt is metal figure overlaid with gold, set with small gemstones. Head has come off and is separate.

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: p. 48, Fig. 10 (a)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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