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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

Kris and sheath c.1853-5

Albumen print | 22.6 x 16.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2369590

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Photograph of a Javanese kris and sheath, photographed from above. The kris has a wooden handle carved with two warrior faces and a gold ferrule set with diamonds. The sheath is made of wood and is cased in rose gold, set with diamonds in a floral design.

The kris dagger, originating from Indonesia, is known for its wavy blades. This particular kris exists in the Royal Collection, RCIN 62918.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • 22.6 x 16.1 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Side arms (weapons)
              • Daggers
            • Armour