|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942|
|Other Number:||506 - Other Number|
Dagger with straight blade with watery patterns (pamor). Straight ivory (?) hilt with deeply cut cross-hatching. The metal ring between the blade and the handle has a single row of beads. One of a class of daggers called kris, defined by the widening at one side of the blade base. Kris are not only weapons but also works of art and objects of mythical, ritual, and ceremonial significance: in 2005, UNESCO gave the title “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” to the kris of Indonesia.
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