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Loan Object

Sword (Har)

19th century

Steel and wood, with rattan, brass, cord, and horsehair

87 × 10 × 3 cm (34 1/4 × 3 15/16 × 1 3/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.403
The sword’s handle is carved with a dragon-snake head.
Geography: 
Made in Alor, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Alor
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Palmieri. Seller: Palmieri

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