From: Sulawesi (uncertain) | Malay Peninsula (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 42-30-373B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Malay
Provenience Sulawesi (uncertain) | Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Metal

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 straight capped end and brass covering (pendok) made in two parts. Shorter part embossed with six curvy chevrons of leafy tendrils, longer part 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. Type of sheath identified by Frey as "Bugis buntot."

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 - Collector Number

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