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Native NameKris
Object Number:17754A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Malay Peninsula
Length: 41.5 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1896


Wavy; 9 curves; pamor clustered around median, with raised texture; blade base: serrations, trunk, tusk on short end, dentiform frets on long end of guard; Malacca cup crafted to resemble leafy cup with leafy engravings, as from Sumatra or Malay Peninsula (Frey 53; Plate 12d); wood Jawa Demam hilt, as from Sumatra (von Zonneveld 66) or Malay Peninsula (Frey Plate 7b), arms folded over each other, a few carvings on back side


[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 53; Plate 7b; Plate 12dView 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: 66View Objects related to this Type Citation

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