Kris with Aviform Hilt - Gift of King Rama IV, 1856

Kris with aviform hilt
"A finest Kris made of mixture of steels of different colours, with its case and handle made of kew wood ornamented with gold"
Kris lek lai yang di khru’ang mai kaew pradap duai thong
Gift of King Mongkut, 1856
Harris Treaty Gifts
Pamor steel, wood, gemstones, velvet, gold
Department of Anthropology, cat. # E100
44 cm length x 15 cm width at top of scabbard

Gallery 1

1a. Robert's Treaty, 1833

1b. Harris Treaty, 1856

1c. Status & Rank of the Presidents

Gallery 2

2a. H.M. King Chulongkorn's Gifts

2b. Centennial Exposition, 1876

2c. 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Gallery 3

3a. Institutional Gifts

3b. Recent Gifts to the US

3c. Thai Royal Gifts in Perspective

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