From: Malay Archipelago (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Kris
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

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).

Length 36.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number 106 - Collector Number | CG310190-8090 - Found in Collection Number

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