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Sword

Native NameParang
Object Number:P1234A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kenyah
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Baram District
Date Made: Before 1897
Early Date: 1847
Late Date: 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Iron
Wood
Hair
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Sword (parang). Long, straight iron blade, swelling to triangular tip. Hilt is polished brown wood, angled, elaborately carved and with multiple tufts of yellowi-white hair. Binding of black fiber with brown chevrons, far metal band.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Davenport, William H. 1988. "Expedition Magazine: Special Issue on Borneo Vol. 30, No. 1". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38 (c)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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