MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Panjang Penyalang Ulu Tandok, Buntil Mayit.
Keris Panjang Penyalang Ulu Tandok, Buntil Mayit - A rare example of a long keris called the keris panjang or penyalang from Riau Lingga, southern Sumatran region. The handle in the form of the horse's hoof, or tapak kuda, and made is from buffalo horn. The top sheath or sampir in Malay, is in the sabit bulan or crescent moon style. Bottom stem of gandar in Malay, is made of wood and is encased with finely repoussed silver panels at the top and bottom, with three silver bands at the middle. A well repoussed silver/brass alloy ferrule or pendoko in Malay, completes fittings.
The blade is pattern welded with pamor patterns arranged in the miring technique and of the adeg or standing variations, but at the tip, the pamor lines are twisted and are called pamor buntil mayit, or death shroud.
long and slim nature of the blade makes its use as an executioner's
keris is very appropriate. The condemned was seated; his arm held by
guards, the executioner holding the kris vertically and points it on the
victim's left shoulder, near the neck just behind the collar-bone. When the
signal was given, the blade is driven downwards through the heart. This method
of execution is theoretically bloodless.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor dents and chips at the silver stem cover, rest is all in 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 middle 19th century.
Length of blade: 16.8". Overall length: 23.4".
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