University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-460A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Madura (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Horn (uncertain)
Length: 46.3 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:119 - Other Number

Description

Wavy blade, length typical of Javanese (Frey 34); 7 curves; pamor; blade base: jagged elphant trunk and tusk shape on short end (Frey 37a), jagged dentiform frets teeth shapes at and extending a little beyond guard on long end (Frey 35), base of guard relatively straight; mendak with triangular teeth shapes and circles; stylized wood hilt in form of bird's head with floral decorations (Groneman 139 #111, #304)


Bibliography:

[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 34, 35, 37aView Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 139 #111, #304View Objects related to this Type Citation

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