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Native NameKris
Object Number:29-58-31A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Sulu Archipelago (uncertain)
Plant Fiber
Length: 78 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929


Sword. Long, straight blade with wavy edges (13 curves), asymmetrically widening at one side of base. Median band folowing curves of edges, turning abruptly at top to intersect single stirrup on guard. Handle is dark brown polished wood, slightly bent and wrapped with red thread. Kris.


[Book] Wiley, Mark V. 1997. "Philippine Arms & Armor in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology".. Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Vol. 6, No. 3. pg. 96-107 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 102 (Fig. 3) (second from bottom)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wiley, Mark V. 1996. Filipino Martial Culture.. Charles E. Tuttle Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 121 (second from right)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Kroeber, Alfred L. 1919. Peoples of the Philippines.. General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 118-119View Objects related to this General Reference

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