Loan Object

Knife (Parittei, Palittei, Pattei)

late 19th–early 20th century

Steel and wood with glass beads

38 x 4 x 3.5 cm (14 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.) base: 20 x 6.3 x 8 cm (7 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.368
Culture: 
Mentawai
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Geography: 
Made in Mentawai, Indonesia
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: M. Itzkovitz, Paris; S. Alpert, Dallas

Bibliography: 

Frank Wiggers and Bruce W Carpenter, eds., Mentawai Art (Singapore: Archipelago Press, 1999), 66-69.

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