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Ceremonial Sword (Mandau)

19th century

Steel and wood, with animal bone, horsehair, rattan, cotton, and stone

74 × 45.5 × 4.5 cm (29 1/8 × 17 15/16 × 1 3/4 in.) base: 45.5 × 7.5 × 35.5 cm (17 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 14 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.564
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Indonesia
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
Kayan or Kenyah
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: R. Burawoy, Paris. Seller: Burawoy.

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