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Sheath

Object Number:42-30-373B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Malay
Provenience: Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Length: 40 cm
Width: 14.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:519 - Other Number

Description

Sheath with ship shaped top (wrangka) of brown wood with streaky grain, curved at one end and squared-off at the other. Body of sheath (gandar) wood with brass covering (pendok) made in two parts, with squared off end. Shorter portion embossed with six curvy chevrons of leafy tendrils, longer portion with overall tendrils, leaves, flowers, fruits on one side, on the other triangular areas of tendrils, etc. top and bottom, diamond with Arabic (?) inscription in the middle.

Bibliography:

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

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