University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: CG93-10-11
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Sumatran
Provenience: Sumatra (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 47cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1993
Other Number130 - Other Number
48-2-39A? - Other Number

Description

Wavy metal blade, no pamor. Wooden hilt with carved Garuda (?). Old number 130 (?). By description and length, could be 48-2-39A.
Wavy; 5 curves; stripy pamor?; plain blade base with hollow on short end; Sumatran or Malaysian plain flat metal cup (Frey 53-4); large, plain brown Jawa Demam hilt (van Zonneveld 66) as from Sumatra or Malay Peninsula (Frey Plate 7b) with triangles carved into the base of hilt


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 53-4; Plate 7bView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Van Zonneveld, Albert G. 2001. Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago. : Page/Fig./Plate: 66View Objects cited in this Publication

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