University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-444A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Java
Length: 43.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:30 N S 19325 - Dealer's Number
332 - Collector Number


Wavy narrow double-edged blade with medial ridge on both sides; 7 curves; silver and iron, pamor blaraq ngirid (dry coconut leaves strung together) (Groneman 80, 242 #4); blade base: elephant trunk on short end (Groneman 94-5), slight wavy dentiform frets on long end (Frey 35); smooth, undecorated mendak & selut; elaborately carved ivory grip in raksasa (stylized demon) (?) form (Groneman 192)


[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 80, 192, 242 (4)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects related to this Type Citation

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