University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: 42-30-444A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Ivory
Length: 43.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number30 N S 19325 - Dealer's Number
332 - Collector Number

Description

Wavy narrow double-edged blade with medial ridge on both sides; 7 curves; silver and iron, pamor blaraq ngirid (dry coconut leaves strung together) (Groneman 80, 242 #4); blade base: elephant trunk on short end (Groneman 94-5), slight wavy dentiform frets on long end (Frey 35); smooth, undecorated mendak & selut; elaborately carved ivory grip in raksasa (stylized demon) (?) form (Groneman 192)


Bibliography:

[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. : Page/Fig./Plate: 80, 192, 242 #4View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects cited in this Publication

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