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Native Name:
Kris
Object Number:
49-31-55A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Malay
Provenience:
Sumatra (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Metal
Wood
Gemstone
Description:
Slightly wavy blade, length close to that of Sumatra; 7 curves; pamor; blade base: trunk, lips, beard on short end; dentiform frets on long end; gilded, scalloped, and filigreed Malacca cup with thin wall crafted to resemble budding flower or leafy cup, as typical of peninsular Malaysia, Sulawesi, or Sumatra (Frey 53; Plate 12d); gilded bronze hulu hilt as from Sumatra; highly abstracted (Frey 49 Fig 11; 50-1) crouching ancestor figure? (Groneman 180-1) with extensive filigree ornamentation throughout and set with many small colorless gemstones
Length:
37cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau
Other Number:
29C73   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 49 Fig 11e; 50-1; 53; Plate 12d
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[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. : Page/Fig./Plate: 180-1
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