MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Anak Alang Riau Lingga Lurus Perak 0511.
Keris Anak Alang Riau Lingga Lurus Perak 0511 – Very
good and rare example of a slim keris from the southern Sumatran regions of Riau
Lingga. Handle in the tapak kuda or horse’s hoof form is made from hard
kemuning(?) woods with the top sheath in the sabit bulan or
crescent moon form is made from well selected kemuning woods. The bottom
stem is fully encased with finely repoussed silver having different motifs at
the front and back.
Long, thick and very sturdy straight blade is slim and has very well executed base features or perabots typical of the anak alang form. It shares strong similarities with its two other cousins; the keris panjang (executioner’s) and the keris bahari.
Pamor patterns are not contrasting as it is the norm of the region not to use contrasting nickel metals, and from the forging lines, the technique is miring of the adeg or standing variations. It is said to protect the owner from natural mishaps.
Condition: Very good condition.
Age: Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the early 19th century fittings.
Length of blade: 14.5". Overall length: 19.2".
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