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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-57A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Malay (uncertain)
Provenience: Sumatra (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 48 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-C-70 - Other Number

Description

Straight, thin blade with very slight median ridge near point, shallow "blood channels." Very fine, almost flowery watery markings (pamor). Small brass? mendak cup upside down, gilded filigree Malacca cup set with 8 colorless stones, crafted to resemble budding flower as seen often in Sulawesi or Sumatra and occasionally in Malay Peninsula (Frey 53; Plates 7b & 12d); Brown wood hulu hilt with luminous graining, in form of highly abstracted crouching Garuda as from Sumatra (Frey 34 Fig 6; 49 Fig 11e; 50-1) Blade has strong smell.

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 49, Fig. 11 (g) View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Article] Fontaine, Patrice. 2005. Le Kriss: elements d'analyse stylistique.. pg. pp. 117-147 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig 5, D. jView Objects related to this Type Citation

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