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Ancient Artifact Keris Brojol from the Javanese Hindu-Buddhist Tangguh Singasari Era (13th Century CE)

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The ancient artifact keris brojol exhibits characteristic features of kerises made in the tangguh Singasari era (1222–1292), the heydays of Hindu-Buddhist culture and archaeology in East Java. Though the majority of pusaka heirloom kerises from the time of the Singosari Kingdom usually have a corroded iron blade and a faded pamor motif, yet the dark ...

Keris Sabuk Tali Luk 11 with Pamor Banyu Mili – Tangguh Singosari (13th Century)

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The keris Sabuk Tali is very rare dapur. The name of this classic dapur means 'cord belt' in Javanese. This ancient keris is made in the thirteenth century tangguh Singosari era (1222–1292 CE). It has 11 luks ('waves'), a plain gandik, a deep sogokan depan, and a wide pejetan. Also, the base of the blade ...

Thirteenth Century Singosari Keris Jangkung Luk 3 for Attracting Good Luck and Good Fortune

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A thirteen century keris from the tangguh Singosari era (1222–1292 CE). This ancient keris features the dapur Jangkung, which has three waves ('luk'). In ancient times, when a child would go to university, or when s/he got a new job, or would move to another town or city, then the child would be given by ...

Keris Jalak Sangu Tumpeng from the Tangguh Singosari Era (13th Century)

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The keris Jalak Sangu Tumpeng is a straight-bladed dapur, made in the tangguh Singosari era (1222–1292 CE). Its dapur consists of a plain gandik, with a pejetan, a double sogokan, tikel alis, sraweyan, and tingil. Although this dapur features relatively few ricikan, yet it nonetheless has received a royal status, since the Sultan's Palace ('Keraton ...

Ancient Singosari Goldfish Statue from the Thirteenth Century

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This ancient statue represents a goldfish, which is a common symbol for good luck and fortunes. The statue was found in Kanjuruan, close to the Candi Jago temple in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Based on the condition of the bronze material, it can be estimated that this goldfish statue was made in the thirteenth century in ...