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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-33A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Ivory
Gemstone
Length: 48 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-M-728 - Other Number

Description

Slightly wavy blade with 3 curves. Black, with gold damascene scales along median line to represent naga [snake] body. At base of blade a gold damascened naga king head with crown, set with two colorless and two dark red stones. Gold damascened vine and leaf design on guard. Cup (mendak) with balls and two bands of prongs. Iivory hilt with sprout-like figure finely carved with floral and leaf forms; wings on sides, radiating sun with face in center of inner curve.

Bibliography:

[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
[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
[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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