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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-43A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 53.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-J-71 - Other Number

Description

Straight blade, dark, with irregular watery markings (pamor). "Blood channels." Cup (selut) with dentiform and beaded rings, surmounted by broad band of repousse (?) floral designs. Hilt polshed red-brown wood, carved as seated demon (raksasa) with long hair, arms crossed over chest, and protruding abdomen with swastica-like incised design. Possibly North coast of Java (Pasisir Jawa) or Madura (hilt style).

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: p. 41View 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 (h)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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