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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th November 2023, 11:21 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
When I wrote my post#5 I could not remember the...

When I wrote my post#5 I could not remember the name of this protector of children. I spent a lot of time looking for him, and I couldn't find him anywhere.

Today I was thinking of two doors I'm...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 09:58 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
And this happy looking bloke is their great,...

And this happy looking bloke is their great, great grandfather from many generations past, he is on guard duty at Borobudur in Central Jawa, he was born in about the 8th or 9th century.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 09:54 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Jean, there are singa carvings, paintings,...

Jean, there are singa carvings, paintings, statues all over Bali, lots in Jawa too.

There is no standard.

The representation varies from place to place, artist to artist, purpose to purpose,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 07:41 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Sorry Gustav. Please accept my apologies. ...

Sorry Gustav.

Please accept my apologies.

Jean, could I redirect my question to you?


That's a nice pic Jean.

So the figure on the keris is in your opinion a depiction of Garuda?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 07:07 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
That's a nice pic Gustav. So the figure on...

That's a nice pic Gustav.

So the figure on the keris is in your opinion a depiction of Garuda?

Is that correct?

Can you please tell us why you have formed this opinion?
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 06:59 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I have not seen a lot of museum collections that...

I have not seen a lot of museum collections that feature carvings of the singa, maybe a few in the National Gallery of Australia, a few in Balinese museums, but I have nearly 60 years worth of visits...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 29th November 2023, 01:52 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Gustav, what we believe we can see in something...

Gustav, what we believe we can see in something depends very much on what we have seen in the past. To me, this singa is 100% Balinese, to you it is not. I don't have any problem with this. Each...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2023, 07:22 PM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Insofar as style & execution of this winged lion...

Insofar as style & execution of this winged lion goes, there can be no doubt that it is Balinese work.

It could have been added to this blade some time after the blade was originally forged, or it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2023, 10:52 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
I do try to be gentle Gustav, especially when I'm...

I do try to be gentle Gustav, especially when I'm looking at an image on a computer monitor. The photo that we're trying to see things in is simply not good enough to show the grain of the metal, to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 28th November 2023, 01:29 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
Yes Gustav, that Singa does look a bit less worn...

Yes Gustav, that Singa does look a bit less worn than other parts of the keris, but when we understand the how, when, where & why of various symbols to a Balinese keris blade, this is not really...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th November 2023, 12:01 AM
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Posted By A. G. Maisey
The totogan child is not a demon, it is the god...

The totogan child is not a demon, it is the god of children, I cannot remember his name, but he is a protector of children, certainly not a demon.

The lion on the blade might be a later addition,...
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