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Keris Cirebon Lurus Adeg 0516

Keris Cirebon Lurus Adeg 0516 - A very good and rare example of a keris from the Javanese coastal regions of Cirebon. Finely carved handle in the typical Cirebon deity form, is made from hard and dark ebony(?) woods. Sheath or wrangka is in the gayaman Cirebon form and is made from dark and hard kenaung(?) woods.

Very long and sturdy straight blade is quite typical of the regions styles, and with very plain base features or perabots, its overall shape or dapor is called tilam upih.

Pamor patterns are condense and are arranged in the miring technique showing vertical line formations called pamor adeg or standing pamor. 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 mid to late 17th century.

Length of blade: 17".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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