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Loan Object

Kris Handle

17th century

Gold, colored mica flakes, and resin; soldering, embossing, chasing, granulation, bezel form "jewel" setting, semi-liquid resin filling; apparently originally made of rouged gold, i.e. the surface was treated to redden it; multiple piece construction, joined almost invisibly, presumably by hyper-fine soldering

3 13/16 × 1 3/8 in. (9.75 × 3.5 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.741
Geography: 
Made in Java, Indonesia
Culture: 
eastern Java
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: T. Murray, Mill Valley, CA. Seller: Murray (2011-05-14).

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