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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-34A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Ivory
Length: 44 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-J-718 - Other Number

Description

Dagger with straight blade, widening assymetrically at top. Bold watery patterning (pamor) in large solid splotches. Ivory hilt, a bent over sprout-like figureelaborately carved with floral forms, horse and figure on either side, pierced on inside curve of pommel

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] 2011. Kris Hilts: Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art.. Milan. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 102-103View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 194-195View 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, qView 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: p. 48, Fig. 10 (e)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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