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Native Name:
Kris
Object Number:
42-30-444A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Javanese
Provenience:
Java
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Metal
Ivory
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)
Length:
43.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing, on behalf of the estate of Florence C. Whitney
Other Number:
30 N S 19325   -   Dealer's Number
332   -   Collector Number

Bibliography:

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