Antique Madura Wavy Bladed Keris with Bone Grip
AGE: – 19th Century or earlier
BLADE LENGTH:– 40cm
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Antique Madura Wavy Bladed Keris with Bone Grip (12 Luk), dressed in a sheath made of copper alloy with a filigree Rapousse decoration on the front of the sheath and a honey-coloured wooden warangka with a nicely carved bone grip.
The Indo-Javanese period, (1-1498 CE), is named after the main island where Indian influence as well as Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms dominated for over 1000 years. It is the period where external influences made their biggest mark on early Indonesian culture. It is also during this period that a series of cultural changes related to religion and royal art patronage heightened the importance of keris pusaka and other lavish, ritual objects used in the Indonesian royal courts.