Loan Object

Sword Handle (Mandau)

19th century

Bone and rattan

4 15/16 × 1 3/16 × 2 15/16 in. (12.5 × 3 × 7.5 cm)
base: 4 1/2 × 1 15/16 × 2 3/4 in. (11.5 × 5 × 7 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.757
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Malaysia
Culture: 
Ngaju
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Seller: M. Palmieri (acquired from him 2011-03-01)

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