From: Java

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 42-30-440A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Javanese
Provenience Java
Section Oceanian
Materials Metal | Wood

Dagger with straight blade, widening asymmetrically at base. Watery patterning (pamor). Slightly flaring wood guard covered in brass (?), slightly curved hilt of same materials, with some impressed decorations and median ridges on both sides. Kris are not only weapons but also works of art and objects of mythical, ritual, and ceremonial significance: in 2005, UNESCO gave the title “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” to the kris of Indonesia.

Length 37 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 505 - Other Number

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