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Native Name:
Kris
Object Number:
A1398A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Javanese
Provenience:
Java
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Metal
Description:
Wavy blade, comparable to length from Sumatra (Frey 34); 5 weak curves; some light-colored pamor; blade base: serrations, elephant trunk curled inwards, and tusk on short end, wavy dentiform frets on long end (Frey 35); iron? ring with long row of diagonal lines and narrow row of imprints; hilt: brown hard wood, carved as seated ancestor figure leaning over, one hand on knee, one hand on object, as from Cirebon? (Groneman 181 #84)
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas J. Collins

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34, 35
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[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. : Page/Fig./Plate: 181 #84
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