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Native Name:
Kris
Object Number:
42-30-366A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Javanese
Provenience:
Java (uncertain)
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Metal
Wood
Description:
Wavy blade with medial ridge on both sides; 3 curves; silver and iron with dark damascene pattern, covered in sticky substance; blade base: pecetan (hollow) on short end (Frey 4 Fig 1; 35); gilt cup with small circle of beads that fits over blade, circle of spheres and triangular tooth designs in between, and larger-diametered circle of beads (Groneman 38, 199-200, 254 #24a); polished mahogany hilt depicting young shoot on tree trunk with two patra (carvings on inner side)
Length:
44.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing
Other Number:
71   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 4, 35
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[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. : Page/Fig./Plate: 38, 199-200, 254 #24a
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