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Loan Object

Sword Handle (Mandau)

early 20th century

Wood, horse hair and rattan; carved, braided

12.8 × 8.5 × 2.5 cm (5 1/16 × 3 3/8 × 1 in.)
base: 9 × 6.4 × 5 cm (3 9/16 × 2 1/2 × 1 15/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
Made in Mahakam River, Borneo, Indonesia
Mahakam River
20th century
Arms and Armor

Ex-collection: G. H. R. von Koenigswald, Frankfurt. Date acquired: 2007. Seller: Klefisch.

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