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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

Wavy blade, length typical of Bali (Frey 34); 9 curves; steel with round pamor wos wutah; blade base: serrations, elephant trunk, tusk, lip, and hollow on short end; flat-edged guard; 8 hook-like dentiform rets on long end (Frey 35); Bali metallic hilt (Frey 48 Figure 10b): upright dark brown wood overlaid in basket weave with black cord and native gold in checker design; plain Balinese ivory hilt ring (Frey Plate 12a); brown cord wrapping (loose) adjacent

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 34, 35, 38 Fig. 10b, Plate 12aView Objects related to this Type Citation

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