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Sheath

Object Number:42-30-460B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese (uncertain)
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Metal
Turtle Shell
Length: 46.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:119 - Other Number

Description

Sheath in two pieces, which have come apart. Top (wrangka) is kidney shaped, of light colored wood with beautiful, distinct, flame-shaped grain (kaju pelet) on both sides, The body (gandar) is covered by a metal sheath (pendok) with an open slot on one side, through which is visible a strip of darkly mottled tortoise shell.

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 42 and Fig. 9 (c)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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