From: Malay Peninsula (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Kris
Object Number 49-31-59A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Malay
Provenience Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Metal | Wood | Peel

Broad, wavy blade (5 curves). Raised median ridge at point. Two deep grooves following the curves of the rest of the blade and forming the body of a snake (naga), which at the top curves, acquires scales, and ends in the snake's open mouthed head, with extended tongue. Gilded cup (mendak) with scalloped edges shaped and etched as leaves (?). Polished brown wood hilt with spherical bottom, top bent at an angle, like a bent head.

Length 38.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number 29-C-75 - Other Number

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