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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-50A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Gold
Gemstone
Length: 59.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-B-73 - Other Number

Description

Long, straight blade. Dark, with fine, intricate watery markings (pamor). Ring (selut) set with protruding pink and blue semi-precious stones. Straight hilt, covered with woven fine gold wire, thick ring around top, inside of which is small coiled snake (naga) (?).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 2011. Kris Hilts: Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art.. Milan. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 146 and 149View 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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