University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKris
Object Number:42-30-366A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Java (uncertain)
Length: 44.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:71 - Other Number


Wavy blade with medial ridge on both sides; 3 curves; silver and iron with dark damascene pattern, covered in sticky substance; blade base: pecetan (hollow) on short end (Frey 4 Fig 1; 35); gilt cup with small circle of beads that fits over blade, circle of spheres and triangular tooth designs in between, and larger-diametered circle of beads (Groneman 38, 199-200, 254 #24a); polished mahogany hilt depicting young shoot on tree trunk with two patra (carvings on inner side)


[Book] Frey, Edward. 1988. The Kris: Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.. Oxford University Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 4, 35View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 38, 199-200, 254 #24aView Objects related to this Type Citation

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