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Keris
MVK 12660 a,b
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History of the Object
In his research Christian Feest concludes that the object could be the same as drawn by Plautz (c. 1604?), published in Philoponus (1621). (Archiv f. Völkerkunde 40: 181-198, Wien 1986).

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Type
Other 
Materials
Blade: Iron, nickel; sheat and grip: wood, gold and stones. 
Measurements
Width ganja: 8,9 cm Length Keris: 47 cm; blade: 35 cm; sheat: 40,4 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Java or Madura (?) 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18 th Century; (?) 
Function
weapon, jewellery, pusaka 
Acquisition
Collection of the Münz - and Antikenkabinett, It was acquired from Emperor Maximilian von Mexiko in 1868. In 1881 it was transferred to Museum für Völkerkunde. 
Copyright
 
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Owner
State Property, Republic of Austria 
Museum
Weltmuseum Wien 
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