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Dagger

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. Hilt style typical of the city of Cirebon (North coast of Java).

Bibliography:

[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 181, Inv. Nr. 83, 84, 144View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Solyom, Bronwen, and Solyom, Garrett. The World of the Javanese Keris.. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 34, Fig. 95View Objects related to this Type Citation

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