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Ceremonial Keris Sajen Knife with Spirit Figurine Hilt and Pamor Wos Wutah Motif – Tangguh Majapahit Era (13th-15th Century CE)

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The period from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century during the reign of the Javanese Hindu empire of Majapahit (1293–1500 CE) is considered the golden age of Indonesian art and culture. Royal artisans from the Majapahit Kingdom produced many masterpieces of art, including various exclusive kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) treasures. However, from the many ...

Sacred Keris Sombro Ritual Dagger from the Tangguh Pajajaran (12th Century CE) with Pamor Kulit Semangka Pattern

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The Sombro dapur is a very special keris model that differs from any other sacred daggers from Indonesia. To begin with, a Sombro is much smaller than most other kerises. For instance, the standard length of a keris blade is approximately 33-38 cm, whereas the total length of the Sombro's blade measures only 19.5 cm. ...

Keris Kebo Teki Luk 5 with Pamor Wos Wutah made in the Tangguh Tuban Era (14th Century CE)

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The majority of traditional Javanese Kebo dapur keris models has a straight blade. There are, however, a few exceptions, like the Kebo Dendeng and Dengen variants, which both have five waves (luk). Although this keris does has a waved-blade, it is neither a Dendeng nor Dengen type of Kebo; it is, in fact, a Kebo ...

Keris Pulanggeni Luk 5 – Pamor Sanak – Tangguh Cirebon (15th–17th Century CE)

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The keris Pulanggeni is a five-waved ('luk') dapur model of Javanese origin. Unlike most traditional Javanese kerises, this particular keris has a rather tall and heavy blade. These characteristic features are commonly found amongst kerises from the tangguh Cirebon era (15th–17th century CE), a historical period referring to the reign of one of Java's first ...

Rare Keris Selekede Kalawijan Luk 15 with Pamor Ngulit Semangka Motif and Ancient Copper Pendok Cover

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The so-called kalawijan type of kerises are a very special kind of dapur (model). A kalawijan keris has a rather unconventional design in the sense that the blade features a larger number of waves (luk) compared to the conventional standards. This means that kerises of this particular kind have more than thirteen luks. Any keris ...