Lot: 1277th tribal art auction
Hilt of a "keris"
Indonesia - Java
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Jürgen Funke, Amstetten, Austria||H: 3.9 inch||
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
horn, dark brown patina, in form of a dragon head with open snout and pointed teeth, eyes with inlay (missing on one side), min. dam., small missing parts, fine cracks, base;
"keris" is a dagger found over a large part of the Indonesian archipelago with an almost endless variety of blades, hilts, scabbards and decoration.