A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 18th century blade.

Lot number

104

Estimated price

75
125

Description

A Javanese Tombak or Lembing, with 18th century blade.

Umur (age): Kartasura, capital of the Sultanate of Mataram

Tombak with hand forged ’3 Luk’ waved Wilah (blade), consists of Pamor steel forged in different layers of iron (pattern type: ‘Kulit Semangka’ and later gold decoration). Dapur in ‘Panggang Lele-nu Buddha under a Bodi tree’ shape. With Bamboo shaft and silver-plated ‘bullet’ (cover) with ‘Kraton’ writing and ‘Alas Alasan’.

Length of the blade, including ‘Pesi’ (tang of the blade): 33.5 cm. (1x)

Note 1: Between 1680 and 1755, Kartasura was the capital of the Sultanate of Mataram. This Sultanate was the last major independent Javanese kingdom on Java before the island was colonized by the Dutch. It is commonly referred to as the Kartasura era or period of the Mataram sultanate. It preceded the transfer to Surakarta by Pakubuwana II.

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