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LOT 0480

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USD ($) 910 - 1,170

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Indonesian Kris Dagger

17th-19th century AD

A kris ritual dagger comprising a slender iron wavy pamor blade, possibly of 17th century date, with later carved wooden pistol-grip handle with curved hulu pommel, reserved leaf patterns, with earlier wooden wrangka with old collector's label, handwritten German text beginning 'Geschenk' (gift) and date 1907(?); in a 19th century wooden sheath in a brass sleeve with incised foliage, wreath and Malay inscription. 346 grams, 51cm (20"). Fair condition.

Property of a private New York collection, ex Hermann Historica.
See Gardner, G. B., Keris and Other Malay Weapons, Reprint Edition, 2010.