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Sheath

Object Number:48-2-39B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Length: 44 cm
Width: 16 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:L-2-362B - Old Loan Number

Description

Kidney-shaped top (wrangka) of light colored wood with darker mottling. One side about 2/3 covered by an oval brass (?) plate, centered above the body of the sheath, with a large face in high relief. Face identified by Groneman as "Bonaspati, [a] terrifying god of the forest."

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 42 and Fig. (e)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 36, Inv. Nr. 80View Objects related to this Type Citation

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