From: Madura

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Kris
Object Number 49-31-33A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Madurese
Provenience Madura
Section Oceanian
Materials Metal | Ivory | Gemstone

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. Ivory hilt with sprout-like figure finely carved with floral and leaf forms; wings on sides, radiating sun with face in center of inner curve.

Length 48 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number 29-M-728 - Other Number

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