University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: 42-30-373A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Javanese (uncertain)
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 43.8cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number519 - Other Number

Description

Wavy blade, length typical of Javanese (Frey 34); 15 curves; iron-silver with heavy horizontal pamor; blade base: serrations, trunk, tusk, lips on short end, dentiform frets on long end; broken wood cup; dark ancestor figure hilt, elaborately carved, head extended forward, as possible from Java (Groneman 180-1)


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. : Page/Fig./Plate: 180-1View Objects cited in this Publication

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