From: Sulawesi (uncertain) | Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Curatorial Section: Oceanian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Sulawesi (uncertain) | Malay Peninsula (uncertain)|
|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."
|Credit Line||Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942|
|Other Number||519 - Other Number|
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