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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:17754A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Malay
Provenience: Malay Peninsula
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 41.5 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1896

Description

Wavy blade (9 curves), median ridge near point. Watery markings (pamor) in broad band down center, with raised texture. Cup (mendak) scalloped, engraved to resemble leaves. Light brown polished wood hilt carved as figure with arms crossed over chest, head bent. Raised ridge from shoulders along back of head.

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 49, Fig. 11 (h) View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Van Zonneveld, Albert G. 2001. Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 66View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Article] Fontaine, Patrice. 2005. Le Kriss: elements d'analyse stylistique.. pg. pp. 117-147 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 5, D, kView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] 2011. Kris Hilts: Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art.. Milan. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 118-119 and 124-125View Objects related to this Type Citation

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