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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th September 2019, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Gustav
It is not a confusion in respect of language, as...

It is not a confusion in respect of language, as this odd sentence stays without sense no matter how you turn it. I have done my utmost in explaining why it has no sense and I obviously have failed.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 16th September 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, the reason why I was enquiring about this...

Alan, the reason why I was enquiring about this excerpt:

when you write about things concerning Majapahit, you usually choose an academic approach, quoting academic writers, dictionaries etc. That...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 15th September 2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you once more - actually I understand...

Alan, thank you once more - actually I understand quite well all you have written in your last posts - I would say, it's the basic knowledge for somebody, who is really interested in Wayang.

Once...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th September 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, the comical/serious Panakawans,...

Alan, the comical/serious Panakawans, non-Panakawans and humanoids carved in lung-lungan style aside -

if you are serious about your sentence about replacing a puppet construction style, a MATERIAL...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, once more, thank you very much. I am...

Alan, once more, thank you very much.

I am sorry, but I must return to this, and I wont have time to write anything else till Sunday evening:

"This is where the problem arises, because it seems...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, if you address me in the last two...

Alan, if you address me in the last two paragraphs, - I have diversified my attention for some time already, and posted a "Majapahit era carving where human figure is represented with some parts of...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, just one remark about the bas-relief. The...

Alan, just one remark about the bas-relief. The description and possible provenance provided by you is rather convincing.

As I understand, Bernet Kempers saw it not just as "comic scene", but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you very much for your interesting...

Alan, thank you very much for your interesting post.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
The lotus/Yoni thing appears on the back Tumpal,...

The lotus/Yoni thing appears on the back Tumpal, as always is the case with the hilts on which it appears at all.
It is quite clear that the triangles are original, and we have them only on these (at...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd September 2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you for your response to my post. I...

Alan, thank you for your response to my post.

I know your opinion is that the early figural hilts depicting more or less demonic beings belong to North Coast Muslim community, and I am sure you know...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd September 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,588
Posted By Gustav
An early figural hilt

Dear All,

another interesting thing auctioned last week.

It is an ivory hilt from 17th cent., possibly earlier, mounted on a wooden base. It appears to be an old Kunstkammer mounting, possibly also...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 2nd September 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Gustav
Alan, thank you.

Alan, thank you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By Gustav
It's difficult to say, because it appears to be a...

It's difficult to say, because it appears to be a mix of parts.

I cannot comment on blade, sheath could also be Riau-Lingga (very similar and almost the same to Terengganu form, which tend to become...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Gustav
Thank you all for your thoughts. Yes, that's...

Thank you all for your thoughts.

Yes, that's what was bothering me - a blade with overall appearance of an older Java/Bali blade, with non-standard Singha and Greneng.

Meanwhile I found old...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 1st September 2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Gustav
Exactly, Sumatra or the South of Malay...

Exactly, Sumatra or the South of Malay Peninsula.

Only hilt looks a bit like Sulawesi yet has an atypical high Bungkul, to accommodate a longer Pesi then usual for Sulawesi.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th August 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By Gustav
Authentic Singha

Dear Kerislovers,

yesterday an interesting Keris was auctioned, I think it would be good to preserve the pictures of it here.

It appears to be a Keris from 17th cent. with an original Singha and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 25th August 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Gustav
Kai, topographical etch is described by Newbold...

Kai,

topographical etch is described by Newbold in 1839 an is absolutely common thing for Bugis influenced or genuinely Buginese blades with pamor. I would say, on most Moro Kris with twistcore...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Gustav
Kai, despite this blade being so close to old...

Kai, despite this blade being so close to old Java/Bali, I would say, at the moment it looks like a very early Moro blade to me. It's other question if all archaic blades are Sulu blades indeed.

I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By Gustav
Actually it could possibly be one of the earliest...

Actually it could possibly be one of the earliest Kris I have seen so far.
Looks like twistcore Pamor was never topographically etched, like this is the case with later blades.

It's very close to...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 31st July 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,802
Posted By Gustav
That is just an inlay, about 4 mm thick. Under it...

That is just an inlay, about 4 mm thick. Under it the wrongko exactly fits Gandhik.
Similar inlay, of the same thickness, missing on Kepet side.

Just a cosmetic repair, done long time ago.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 30th July 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,802
Posted By Gustav
There was another Keris auctioned last week, with...

There was another Keris auctioned last week, with some corresponding features - generally the same style sheath, talismanic inlays on Gonjo of similar kind.

A Yaksha/Rakshasa hilt with some...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By Gustav
Alan, just to be sure - the area marked with red...

Alan, just to be sure - the area marked with red is damaged? Thank you for the cropped image.

Regarding von Sulz Keris - because the distance between center ridge and blade edge varies a lot....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By Gustav
And speaking about strange and old KLO - there is...

And speaking about strange and old KLO - there is a hardly known early Keris in Stuttgart. 1653 it came in to the Wuerttembergische Kunstkammer, but originally it belonged to the Johann Jacob Guth...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th June 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,097
Posted By Gustav
There are two details which visually caught my...

There are two details which visually caught my attention when I look at the picture of the initial post by Alan -

1) one feature of the dagger resembles the shape of the somewhat strange object...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,809
Posted By Gustav
To me it also looks like a Sulawesi blade,...

To me it also looks like a Sulawesi blade, perhaps traded.

Do we see something similar in van Zonneveld's book, p. 137, picture 575 (a sword from Tanimbar)?
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