University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-371
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Ivory
Gemstone
Length: 47.2 cm
Width: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:99 - Other Number

Description

Straight blade; pamor beras/wos wutah (scattered raw rice grains), strong loopy designs (Frey 38; Groneman 81); mendak: 12 flowers; ivory hilt carved as a Jawa demon figural with sharp nose as from Palembang, Sumatra (Van Zonneveld 66 #288), or stylized raksasa bent over in brooding position as from Ceribon, Java (Groneman 284; Frey 47), grey cat's eye gem in forehead; 4 jagged dentiform frets on long end of blade base (Frey 35) as from Java (Groneman 95, 98 #913)


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 35, 38, 47, 95, 98 (No. 913)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 81, 284View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Van Zonneveld, Albert G. 2001. Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 66 #288View Objects related to this Type Citation

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