A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 14th century blade.

Lot number

90

Estimated price

50
80

Description

A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 14th century blade.

Umur (age): From the Javanese Hindu Empire of Majapahit.

Tombak Keleng with straight hand forged Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Titipan’ on the base). Dapur in ‘Cekel Baluluk’ shape. With Bamboo shaft and self-made ‘bullet’ (cover) from painted wood.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 33 cm. (1x)

Note 1: The period from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century during the reign of the Javanese Hindu empire of Majapahit (1293-1500 CE), is considered the golden age of Indonesian art and culture. Royal artisans from the Majapahit Kingdom produced many masterpieces of art, including various exclusive kerises and other pusaka (heirloom) treasures.

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