University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: 42-30-372A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Length: 47.6cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number518 - Other Number


Straight blade, tapers on one edge, medial ridge on both sides; pamor; blade base: naga with small colorless stones, gold inlay scroll design (somewhat resembles Groneman 272); mendak inlaid with 10 colorless stones, sharp triangular tooth design (Groneman 35, 199-200); Javanese kraton-style wood hilt (Frey 49), young shoot on tree trunk (tunggaksemi) with two patra (carvings on inner side) (Groneman 186)


[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 35, 186, 272View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 49View Objects related to this Type Citation

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