University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:P3265A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Java
Length: 45 cm


Dagger with narrow wavy blade (7 curves), asymmetrically widening at base. Mottled overall watery patterning (pamor). Bent wooden hilt carved in the form of a mythical demon (raksasa), with a snake (naga) wound in overlapping coils around his body. The metal cup on the tang between the hilt and the blade has a row of beading around the top.The guard (ganja) has come somewhat separated from the main part of the blade.


[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 172View Objects related to this Type Citation

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