FMNH 128283.1,.2

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    Scanner: Theodore Davies : Field Museum of Natural History - Anthropology
    Transcriber: Rachel B. Blake : University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Department of Anthropology
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Field Museum of Natural History. | [Field Museum Subject Code written in red] 34-60 | Country: Philippine Islands. | Locality: North Central Mindanao. | People: Bukidnon. Stock. | Name: Gonong :- Small knife with wavy two edge blade like a kris. Fancy brass guard. Wooden handle carved inlaid with beads, brass and white metal. End carved to represent a star, inlaid with white metal. | Collection: R.F. Cummings Philippine Expedition, 1909=1911. F.C. Cole, Collector. | Notes: Wooden holster also inlaid with beads. | Width: | Length: (over) | Height: | Price: ?2.00 | [LEFT MARGIN] A | 128283 | 1-2 | ENT | (281) | Acc. 1115 | [Cursive capital L.] | [BACK] The blade is evidently of Moro manufacture. This knife was used to kill the chickens sacrificed to the gimokod (see notes). At the time of its purchase a similiar knife was rubbed on it while the dato of Mambuaya urged the spirits to accept the new knife, and not to be angry because this one was sold. |
Catalog Number: 128283.1,.2
Description: knife and sheath for knife
Materials: metal, wood, metal; brass, beads, metal; white metal
Cultural Attribution: Bukidnon
Accession Number: [1115] Fifth R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippines Islands - ethnology - Bukidon, Mandaya, Manobo, Negrito, and Bataan Bagobo Indians (Expedition)
Accession Year: 1910
Collector/Source: Fifth R.F. Cummings Ethnological Expedition to Philippines Islands - ethnology - Bukidnon, Mandaya, Manobo, Negrito, and Bataan Bagobo Indians, Dr. Fay-Cooper Cole : Field Museum of Natural History - Anthropology
EMu IRN: 1029680
GUID: 468bb36c-134f-4f5a-b612-1da097071cb0

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