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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 blade with indistinct watery markings (pamor), especially at top of blade. Malacca style cup between blade and hilt, crafted to resemble a budding flower or leafy cup: a style found on many Sumatra krises. Wood hilt carved as highly abstract figure, bending forward.

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
[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 12 (d) (lest)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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