Mandayas of Eastern Mindanao
Steel, wood, tortoiseshell, silver, brass wire, cane (rattan), leather
L. with sheath 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm); L. without sheath 10 15/16 in. (27.8 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Wt. 4.4 oz. (124.7 g); Wt. of sheath 1.8 oz. (51 g)
William Ockelford Oldman, London, before 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Related Object Name
Another Mandaya Dagger and Shield in the Met Museum Collection
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