45A Dagger with scabbard, silver / wood / buffalo horn, Malaysia, 1800-1926. Click to enlarge.

Dagger with scabbard, Malaysia, 1800-1926

Made in Malaysia, Asia, 1800-1926.

Kris or dagger: dagger (tambok lada) has a single edged slightly curved blade, hilt or grip of buffalo horn, in carved openwork foliate design.

Scabbard: sheath of wood has only the upper part visible, carved in an openwork design at right angles to the oversheath (pendok) of silver, this oversheath has a scrolling foliate design on one side, and a diaper pattern on the reverse, the tumbok lada is primarily a stabbing knife, the distinctive hilt is thought to give the weapon its name.

Summary

Object No.

45A

Object Statement

Dagger with scabbard, silver / wood / buffalo horn, Malaysia, 1800-1926

Physical Description

Kris or dagger: dagger (tambok lada) has a single edged slightly curved blade, hilt or grip of buffalo horn, in carved openwork foliate design.

Scabbard: sheath of wood has only the upper part visible, carved in an openwork design at right angles to the oversheath (pendok) of silver, this oversheath has a scrolling foliate design on one side, and a diaper pattern on the reverse, the tumbok lada is primarily a stabbing knife, the distinctive hilt is thought to give the weapon its name.

Marks

No marks.

Production

Notes

This dagger and scabbard were made in Malaysia.

This dagger and scabbard were made sometime between 1800-1926.

Made

1800-1926

History

Notes

This dagger and scabbard are part of the Benton collection that was obtained in Sumatra at the close of the Achinese war (1873-1904)

Source

Credit Line

Presented to the New South Wales Collection of Applied Art by F J Benton, 1927

Acquisition Date

1 February 1927

Cite this Object

Harvard

Dagger with scabbard, Malaysia, 1800-1926 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 13 December 2018, <https://ma.as/15443>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/15443 |title=Dagger with scabbard, Malaysia, 1800-1926 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=13 December 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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