University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: 49-31-30A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Whale Ivory (uncertain)
Wood
Length: 41.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number29-J-719 - Other Number

Description

Straight; black with striping pamor; blade base: one serration, long elephant trunk, tusk, lip, hollow on short end; one center groove; dentiform frets on long end; tooled gilded mendak cup with tiny beads in semicircular arrangements, resembling Madura style (Frey Plate 12c); Javanese Eastern Floral hilt: whale or porpoise tooth carved in floral forms, resembling conical shrub (Frey 47), somewhat pointed pommel


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47; Plate 12cView Objects cited in this Publication

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