University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-32A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Madurese
Provenience: Madura
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Ivory
Length: 46 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:29-J-715 - Other Number

Description

Straight blade; pamor wos wutah? with increasingly larger rings surrounding each other; beaded silver mendak cup, wider circumference facing blade rather than hilt, unlike other krises: Madurese ivory hilt, bent over abstracted figure, carved in intricate floral and leaf pattern; images of elephant and winged royal horse on inner curve, as is frequent in Madura (Frey 46, 48 Fig. 10d), pierced on inside curve of pommel


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