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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-35A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Ivory
Length: 41 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-J-729 - Other Number

Description

Straight narrow blade with worn, irregular edges. Dark, with very indistinct watery patterning (pamor). Between blade and hilt, ring with beading top and bottom, triangular prongs in between. Ivory hilt, slightly enlarged and bent at top (stylized human figure?), completely covered with carved flowers and other vegetal motifs.

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