University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: 42-30-455A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sumatra
Length: 41.3cm
Width: 7cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number540 - Other Number


Slightly wavy blade with fuzzy edges, length typical of Sumatra (Frey 34); 7 slight curves; iron blade with pamor; small mendak with assembly of balls; elaborately carved light wood hilt: raksasa (Groneman 190-1) with long flowering hair and stylized body


[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. : Page/Fig./Plate: 179 #322; 190-1View Objects cited in this Publication

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