University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: P4666A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Malay (uncertain)
Sumatran
Sulawesi
Provenience: Sumatra (uncertain)
Sulawesi (uncertain)
Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 35.5cm
Width: 7cm

Description

Straight, small blade; pamor; plain blade base; Malacca cup crafted to resemble budding flower/leafy cup as from Sumatra, Sulawesi, or Malay Peninsula (Frey 53; Plate 12d); wood hulu hilt (form of highly abstracted crouching or squatting figure) with bird beak as from Sumatra (Frey Plate 9c, 50-1), Sulawesi (Frey 49 Figure 11g), or Peninsular Malaysia (Frey Plate 12b; 53)


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 50-1, 53, Plate 9c & 12dView Objects cited in this Publication

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