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Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-354
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 46.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:101 - Other Number

Description

Straight double-edged blade; iron with some plain damascene (pamor); hook-like teeth in Javanese style on gandja (blade base) (Groneman 98, 102); plain hemispherical brass Javanese selut (large fitting which forms a cup around the base of the hilt) (Frey 52); brown polished wood hilt: young shoot on tree trunk with two patra (carvings on inner side)


Bibliography:

[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 98, 102View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 52View Objects related to this Type Citation

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