A fine Javanese Keris Yogya, with blade from first quarter of 17th century.

Lot number

164

Estimated price

350
450

Description

A fine Javanese Keris Yogya, with blade from first quarter of 17th century.

Umur (age): From the Period of Sultan Agung-I of the Sultanate of Mataram.

The Keris with a hand forged ‘13 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Beras Wutah Tretep’). Dapur in ‘Sangkelat’ (= Elephant trunk shape). The ‘Kinatah Emas Gajah Macan’ regilded. However, the marks of honor are old and around 1630. Silver Mendak (cuff) of ‘Kendit’ type, between hilt and blade. Ukiran (Keris hilt) in ‘Nunggak Semi’ shape and carved from Javanese Sandal wood. A fine Warangka (sheath) of ‘Branggah Pakubuanan’ type (‘boat’ shaped) and made from Pelet Nyamel-Ngingrim wood patiently carved by hand. Gandar (body) (body) with silver Pendok (cover), the silver Bunton decorated with ‘Semen Segara Wedi’ pattern with Inten.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 41.4 cm. (1x)

Note 1: The Sultanate of Mataram was the last major independent Javanese kingdom on Java before the Dutch colonized this island. It was the dominant political force radiating from the interior Central Java from the late 16th century until the beginning of the 18th century. Mataram reached its peak of power during the reign of Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo (c. 1613-1645), and began to decline after his death in 1645. By the mid-18th century, Mataram lost both power and territory to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From there on It became a vassal state of the company by 1749.

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