1884.24.229

Keris with double-edged wavy blade and jagged spur with 'comb' ornament, plain straight handle covered with pitch like substance [El.B 1/3/2007]

Place details: SE ASIA. Philippines / Sulu Archipelago. Cultural Group: South-eastern Asia, Malay: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Steel Metal / Pitch / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 570 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: ?By 1874 Other Owners: Pitt Rivers sent this object to Bethnal Green Museum for display, as part of the first batch of objects sent there, probably in 1874. This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884 PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884

KEYWORD: Dagger / Sword / CLASS: Weapon / Tool / ?.