MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Madura Lurus Sumur Bandung.
Keris Madura Lurus Sumur Bandung –A very good and
rare example of a keris from the island of Madura, eastern Java. Top sheath or
wrangka is in the kerang Madura “shell” styles is finely carved
with the Sumnep (capital city of Madura) crest having a winged dragon and
horse flanking a lion. Handle is made of hard woods and is also carved in the
forms typical of the region’s styles, with a winged horse at the front. Do note
that both sides of the top sheath and bottom stem are carved with the same
Long and very sturdy blade with base features that are rather plain, and this has an overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.
Pamor patterns are very condense and rare. Patterns are well arranged in the mlumah technique and at the base, a semi circle unplanned pattern called pamor batu lapak tiban is seen, and above it are condense contouring pamor lines that has ovalish dark spots. This pamor patterns are also unplanned and is called sumur bandung, or source of spring water.
The pamor batu lapak is said to protect the owner's in times of chaos, while the pamor sumur bandung is rare and sought after for it is said to “expand” and protect one’s wealth.
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 mid 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 15.2". Overall length: 19.8".
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