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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-49A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Gemstone
Length: 55 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-B-72 - Other Number

Description

Long wavy blade (13 curves) with median ridge. Black, with fine, intricate watery markings (pamor). Cup (selut) set with pink and red semiprecious stones. Large gold hilt in form of seated figure with short curly hair, left hand on knee, large jeweled flower over genitals, inset with smaller pink and red semi-precious stones: a demon (rakasa) (?).

Bibliography:

[Article] Fontaine, Patrice. 2005. Le Kriss: elements d'analyse stylistique.. pg. pp. 117-147 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 4, gView 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 (a)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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