University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-450A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Stone
Length: 46.2 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:517 - Other Number

Description

Wavy, thick, heavy, double-edged blade with strong medial ridge surrounded by two deep grooves that run 3/4 of blade; 13 curves; steel, strong, dark, no pamor; blade base: bent hook, protrusion, and hollow on short end, hook-like dentiform frets extending past guard on long end; gilt filigree mendak cup with pointing wider rim set with green, red, and colorless stones; wood hilt: seated raksasa with very detailed long hair falling down back, arms crossed over chest, and one foot on crouching animal


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Weapons and Defense (27 Oct 1951 - 06 Jan 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

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