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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:P4666A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sumatra (uncertain)
Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 35.5 cm
Width: 7 cm

Description

Straight, small blade; pamor; plain blade base; Malacca cup crafted to resemble budding flower/leafy cup as from Sumatra, Sulawesi, or Malay Peninsula (Frey 53; Plate 12d); wood hulu hilt (form of highly abstracted crouching or squatting figure) with bird beak as from Sumatra (Frey Plate 9c, 50-1), Sulawesi (Frey 49 Figure 11g), or Peninsular Malaysia (Frey Plate 12b; 53)

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 (g)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 and 128-129View 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, (w)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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