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Sheath

Object Number:42-30-438B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 41 cm
Width: 14.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:541 - Other Number

Description

Wood sheath with polished, ship shaped wood top (wrangka), with a small, hooked protruberance at one bottom corner. Light colored one side. with a small round dark splotch; other side darker, with dark streaks (kaju pelet). Body of sheath (not attached to top) is wood with a brass covering (pendok): relief pattern of curling vines with leaves and roses. The word “Java” written in block letters on one side of top.

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. 8 (a)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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