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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-460A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Horn (uncertain)
Length: 46.3 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:119 - Other Number

Description

Dagger with wavy blade (7 or 9 curves), watery patterning (pamor). Wood handle acutelly bent/curved, entire surface deeply carved: stylized bird's head?

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 34, 35, 37aView 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: 139 #111, #304View Objects related to this Type Citation

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