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Keris
MVK 91919 a,b
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The art of keris does not exist in Java nor in Bali anymore.

History of the Object
It belongs to the keris collection that came to Europe in the early part of the 17th century. (Drescher, D. und A. Weihrauch in Indonesien. Kunstwerke - Weltbilder, Linz 1999)

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Type
Other 
Materials
Blade: Iron, nickel; sheat and grip: wood. 
Measurements
Width ganja: 9 cm Length Keris: 53 cm; blade: 44 cm; sheat: 48 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Java 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 16th century ~ AD 17th century 
Creation date
16th Century - 17th century 
Function
weapon, jewellery, pusaka 
Acquisition
Collection of the Waffen und Kunstindustrielle Gegenständen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses, transferred to the Museum für Völkerkunde 1881. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State property, Republic of Austria 
Museum
Weltmuseum Wien 
Credit line
 

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