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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-55A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Malay
Provenience: Sumatra (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Gemstone
Length: 37 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-C-73 - Other Number

Description

Broad, shallowly wavy blade (7 curves). Dark, with indistinct watery markings (pamor). Gilded cup with scalloped edge like the petals of an open flower. Gilded hilt, bent at right angle, with filigree ornamentation, set with small colorless gemstones.

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 (e)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] 2011. Kris Hilts: Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art.. Milan. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 126, 129View 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. 3, vView 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, DView Objects related to this Type Citation

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