University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:P4673A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Length: 46 cm


Dagger with wavy blade (9 curves), asymmetrically widening at base. Very pronounced linear watery patterning (pamor), following the curves of the blade. Bent, faceted wood hilt (“young shoot in tree trunk”) with two carvings on the inner side, possibly the stylized representations of masks or monster (kala) faces. Small projection at top of upper carving. Metal cup and/or ring between blade and handle missing.


[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 186 (#70)View Objects related to this Type Citation

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