University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number: A1398A
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Java
Length: 41cm
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas J. Collins, 1914


Wavy blade, comparable to length from Sumatra (Frey 34); 5 weak curves; some light-colored pamor; blade base: serrations, elephant trunk curled inwards, and tusk on short end, wavy dentiform frets on long end (Frey 35); iron? ring with long row of diagonal lines and narrow row of imprints; hilt: brown hard wood, carved as seated ancestor figure leaning over, one hand on knee, one hand on object, as from Cirebon? (Groneman 181 #84)


[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 34, 35View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 181 #84View Objects related to this Type Citation

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