From: Sumatra | Achin

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Kris
Object Number 49-31-12A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sumatran
Provenience Sumatra | Achin
Section Oceanian
Materials Metal | Wood

Almost straight, slender blade, slightly ridged; dark grey, minimal pamor; blade base: dentiform frets extending past guard on long end; Sumatra cup: tapering cylindrical socket which receives base of hilt, nicely worked metal, foliage topped with bands of flowers within arches, small pedestal base (Frey 53, 54 Fig 12); high polish on red wood hulu? hilt in form of slightly crouching figure, as from Sumatra or Malay Peninsula (Frey 50-1), with tiny carved gold-lacquered flower on pommel.

Length 49 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number 29-S-722 - Other Number

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