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Keris Cirebon Lurus Kelingan 0611.

Keris Cirebon Lurus Kelingan 0611 Very rare example of a keris from the northern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Rare handle form depicting the hidden elephant deity Ganesha, and made from hard and dark ebony woods having a thick brass base ferrule or selut. Top sheath in the form less commonly seen but typical of Cirebon style is also made from dark and hard ebony woods. Newly restored bottom stem is made from angsana(?) woods having a silver alloy band at the neck joint.

Typically longer than the central Javanese blades, it is very sturdy with base features or perabots that includes the picetan, prominent and long tikel alis and the minimal fretworks or grenengs. The overall shape or dapor is called jalak ngore(?).

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are not using contrasting nickel metals. This totally black metal blade is rare and is called kelingan.

Condition: Very good condition, with restored sheath's wooden bottom stem.

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 late 17th century fittings.

Length of blade: 16".   Overall length: 20.5".

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