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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-51A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Balinese
Provenience: Bali (Indonesia)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 59.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-B-71 - Other Number

Description

Straight blade, length typical of Bali (Frey 34), medial ridge with two gutters that run 5/6 of blade on both sides; black steel with some close-grained pamor mostly on one side; blade base: 4 hook-like serrations, elephant trunk curled inwards, tusk, two lips, hollow on short end; parallel center grooves (Frey Plate 15c); 8 hook-like dentiform frets on long end (Frey 35); no ring; typical massive Balinese hilt of kaju pelet (pale decorative wood with single dark band across center) in zigzag cubist/pleated pattern (van Zonneveld 67 #246; Frey 46 Plate 15c)

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 34, 35, 46 Plate 15cView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Van Zonneveld, Albert G. 2001. Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 67 #246View Objects related to this Type Citation

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