From: Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Curatorial Section: Oceanian
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Malay Peninsula (uncertain)|
|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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949|
|Other Number||29-C-75 - Other Number|
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