University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 42-30-373B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Malay
Provenience: Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Length: 40cm
Width: 14.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number519 - Other Number

Description

Wood wrangka with radiating graining and one edge squared off, as from Malay Peninsula (Frey Plate 13b); wood gandar covered with brass pendok in two metal parts as from Sulawesi (Frey Plate 6c) or Malay Peninsula (Frey Plate 7b): heavy gold relief decoration in conventionalized floral pattern on 2/3 of obverse, reverse part of this plain except for border and Arabic inscription in central diamond; wavy chevrons, bands of floral design in low relief on other 1/3 of both sides; floral design on chape


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plates 6b, 7c & 13BView Objects cited in this Publication

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