A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 17th century blade.

Lot number

91

Estimated price

75
125

Description

A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 17th century blade.

Umur (age): From the Sultanate of Mataram.

Tombak with hand forged ’3 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (hardly visible pattern type: ‘Batu Lapak’). Dapur in ‘Panggang Lele’ shape. With Bamboo shaft and hand-carved Javanese ‘bullet’ (cover) from Cemara Gunung wood.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 26.8 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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