University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-374A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Malay
Provenience: Malay Archipelago (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Iron
Silver
Wood
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Garuda
Length: 36.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:CG310190-8090 - Found in Collection Number
106 - Other Number

Description

Wavy blade (7 curves), with watery patterning (pamor) of broad central band of repeated rectangles, somewhat resembling reptile skin. Hilt of brown wood, carved to represent a demon (raksasa), head bent forward and hands on knees, seated on a round stool decorated with scrolls resembling those of the raksasa's hair. Breast ornament and ankle rings. Wide brass ring between blade and hilt with bands of embossed designs.


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