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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

Dagger with long straight blade, deep "blood channel" and raised median ridge both sides, with flanking "gutters" most of length. Small amount of watery patterning (pamor) one side only. Hilt of light brown wood streaked with dark brown (kaju pelet), faceted and carved with deep interlocking diamonds: a style typical of Bali.

Bibliography:

[Article] Fontaine, Patrice. 2005. Le Kriss: elements d'analyse stylistique.. pg. pp. 117-147 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 3, mView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] 2011. Kris Hilts: Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art.. Milan. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 51View Objects related to this Type Citation

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