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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-53
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Ivory
Cord
Length: 52.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-B-74 - Other Number

Description

Dagger with wavy blade (9 curves). Slightly bent, slightly flaring wooden hilt with polished end, overlaid with basket weave black and gold strips forming checkered pattern (some missing, end wound with brown string). Ivory ring (mendak) between hilt and top of blade.

Bibliography:

[Article] Fontaine, Patrice. 2005. Le Kriss: elements d'analyse stylistique.. pg. pp. 117-147 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 3, eView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48, Fig. 10 (b)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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