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Dagger

Native NameKris
Object Number:49-31-54A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Malay Peninsula (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Metal
Wood
Length: 44.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Anton S. Lau, 1949
Other Number:CG911101-8297 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Long straight blade with small, intricate watery markings (pamor). Silver ring or cup with incised band of vaguely flowery motif. Polished dark brown hilt in form of seated figure with long curly hair, right hand on chest, left hand on knee. Head thrust forward. with prominent pointed nose. Style of carving typical of Western Java. Ancestor figure?

Bibliography:

[Book] Groneman, Isaac. 2009. The Javanese Kris.. C. Zwartenkot Art Books - Leiden and KITLV Press. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 180-181View 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: p. 48, Fig. 10 (j)View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 145View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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