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Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sogokan Pendok 0217.

Keris Bugis Sulawesi Lurus Sogokan Pendok 0217 - Another good and rare example of a keris from the southern Sulawesi regions of Bugis. Finely carved hilt in the jawa demam form is made from buffalo bone, and top sheath made from very well selected woods with flashings grains. Bottom stem is encased with thick and well repoussed silver plated brass pendok or stem cover.

Long, very sturdy and rather broad blade is straight but with angular profile, and has and overall shape or dapor called sepokal in Malay. Very well executed base features or perabots having extra fullers or sogokans flanking the spine.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the miring technique showing horizontal line arrangements called the pamor koro welang, or striped monkeys. It is said to enhance the owner's status and popularity.

Very good condition. Age: Early 19th century blade with newly made hilt and sheath. Blade: 15 Overall: 19.5. Price: US$470 excluding shipping.

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 blade with newly made fittings.

Length of blade: 15".   Overall length: 19.5".

Price:- US$470 excluding shipping.

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

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