This Indonesian dagger and sheath may be a kris. A ceremonial dagger and family heirloom, the kris is associated with male characteristics and a man's personal heritage. Although the kris is typically noted for its serpentine blade shape, this one is has a straight blade, referred to as Pasopati.
Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)
Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart
Indonesia, 20th century
Sheath: Overall: 46.99 x 17.78 x 3.81 cm (18 1/2 x 7 x 1 1/2 in.) Dagger: Overall: 43.18 x 7.62 cm (17 x 3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wood and metal