World Cultures, South-East Asia

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dao

AAA2812
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Collection World Cultures, South-East Asia
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (Asia) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Poole, Claudius Scruton
Provenance: Sea Dyak Peoples
VesselsKestrel 1872 (HMS)

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Object ID AAA2812
Description A dao taken by Claudius Scruton Poole AB, at the bombardment and burning of Zooloo, a pirate village in NE Borneo by HMS 'Kestrel' on 21 October 1879. Steel bladed sword with carved ivory pommel, a tuft of human hair on top. In a carved wood and hide sheath decorated with plaited bindings of raw hide and a tuft of hair. A long handled knife in attached sheath.
Date made 1879

Place made Borneo
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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