From: Sumatra (uncertain) | Malay Peninsula (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Kris
Object Number 49-31-57A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Malay (uncertain)
Provenience Sumatra (uncertain) | Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Metal | Wood

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.

Length 48 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number 29-C-70 - Other Number

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