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Sheath

Object Number:42-30-372B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:518 - Other Number

Description

Wooden sheath with light brown ship-shaped top (wrangka) with mottled dark markings in grain (kaju pelet). Appears to be made of separate pieces at one end. Plain brass cover (pendok).

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 43 (Fig. 9a)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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