University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: 49-31-57A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Malay (uncertain)
Provenience: Sumatra (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 48cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number29-C-70 - Other Number

Description

Straight; extremely fine pamor in close wavy lines along edges, blade has strong smell; well-made blade base: naga mouth, tongue, small protrusion, hollow on short end; parallel cener grooves; dentiform frets on long end; small brass? mendak cup upside down, gilded filigree Malacca cup set with 8 colorless stones, crafted to resemble budding flower as seen often in Sulawesi or Sumatra and occasionally in Malay Peninsula (Frey 53; Plates 7b & 12d); brown wood hulu hilt with luminous graining, in form of highly abstracted crouching Garuda as from Sumatra (Frey 34 Fig 6; 49 Fig 11e; 50-1)


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34 Fig 6; 49 Fig 11e; 50-1; 53; Plates 7b & 12dView Objects cited in this Publication

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