Jenis Pusaka : Keris
Nama : KERIS KERAJAAN KLUNGKUNG – BALI
Era : Abad Ke-19
Bahan : Emas, Batu Permata dan Batu Mulia
MUSEUM NASIONAL INDONESIA (Museum Gajah)
Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat no.12,
Jakarta Pusat, DKI JAKARTA 10110
Keris Kerajaan Klungkung ini di ambil oleh Ekspedisi Militer Kolonial Belanda dan rencananya akan dikirimkan ke Belanda. Tetapi kemudian tidak dilakukan dan saat ini menjadi koleksi Museum Nasional Indonesia di Jakarta.
Kris E 793
Materials: Gold, rubies, diamonds, iron, nickle, wood
Measurements Thickness: 5 cm.
Creator name: unknown
Where it was made: Indonesia; Bali
Time period: 19th century
This State Kris was used in ceremonies to ward off evil through the raksasa (giants) images on the kris.
The kris came from Puri Klungkung, Bali. It was taken during a military expedition by the Colonial Government against the Klungkung Kingdom in 1908. The army took the regalia from the King and handed it to the government in Batavia. It was the rule that part of the booty from military expeditions would be given to the National Museum in Batavia and part of it was to be shipped to the
Owner: Museum Nasional
Museum: Museum Nasional
Why this is a masterpiece:
The kris was not shipped to the Netherlands but instead remained in Indonesia. This gives it a specific historic value for the museum.
History of the Object:
The kris was part of the regalia of the Kingdom of Klungkung in Bali. It shows raksasa (giants) images, which is typically Balinese.