FMNH 34470.1,.2

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    Transcriber: Theodore Davies : Field Museum of Natural History
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    Description: scan of catalog card [FRONT] [MAIN BODY] Field Columbian Museum. | ENT | [Field Museum Subject Code written in red] 34-60 | Country: Philippine Islands | Locality: | People: Moro? Stock. | Name: "Barong" and sheath. Flat, thick, wide, single edged, oval blade .upper end of handle of ivory one long end carved. Lower half of handle, wide silver band. Flat wooden sheath. over | Collection: E.E. Ayer | Notes: | Price: | [LEFT MARGIN] A | 34470 / 1-2 | Acc. 980 | [ILLUSTRATION] | [ILLUSTRATION NOTATION] | [BACK] Fighting knife of exceptional beauty. The possession of such a weapon marks the owner as a man of wealth and importance in the community. Each knife is the work of a native smith whose conveniences for working steel are of the simpliest [sic] but the blades he produces are highly tempered. Silver coins furnish the metal from which the ferrules are made, while the hilts are of polished ivory secured from Borneo. |
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    Description: Scan of exhibit label from past exhibition, "Ethnology of Philippines (Islands) Exhibition Hall H". Grouped by cultural attribution "Moro"
Catalog Number: 34470.1,.2
Description: knife and sheath for knife
Materials: metal, ivory, metal; silver, wood
Cultural Attribution: Moro?
Locality: Philippines, Philippines
Accession Number: [980] E. E. Ayer (Gift)
Accession Year:
Continent: Asia
Country: Philippines
Collector/Source: E. E. Ayer : Field Museum of Natural History, E. E. Ayer : Field Museum of Natural History
IRN: 1259513
GUID: a6bef8c4-770c-4d77-a65e-5f6e23143e25