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Old 26th January 2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Freaky face

And I thought the Mandau were the only ones with real freaky faces...this is from a old Javanese Pedang Lurus...can anyone identify this fella in Javanese Mythos or Wayang?
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Old 27th January 2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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He's fantastic. What's it made of?

The style is so universal isn't it? Reminds me of Roman designs and medieval for that matter...
Really nice mate, can we see the rest?
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Or ancient Greek for that matter. Do you suppose there is any connection?
I know some asian designs and the green man are thought by some to be descended from a single source. Could your 'freaky face' be a descendant of the Greek Gorgon?
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Old 28th January 2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Thanks Gene,

It is an uncanny likeness in every manner except the wild moustache and hair, however, he has been confirmed as Rakshasa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakshasa

Thanks Michael.

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Old 28th January 2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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Here you go, Gav .
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Old 28th January 2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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Connections are always interesting rabbit warrens to go down Gene and one I am unsure of....the Greek Key relief borders have always had me pondering too...Greek influenced Chinese or Chinese influenced Greek...one of those chicken egg quandaries...

Thanks Rick, what it off?
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What freaky faces I must say..
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Connections are always interesting rabbit warrens to go down Gene and one I am unsure of....the Greek Key relief borders have always had me pondering too...Greek influenced Chinese or Chinese influenced Greek...one of those chicken egg quandaries...

Thanks Rick, what it off?


Sorry Gave, I missed your response .
That is a keris handle; I suspect that your pommel may be a recycled part of the same item .
Herewith a quick shot of the fellow .
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Thanks Rick. The freaky face is custom, not modified Keris. The human hair topknot is a nice touch to add to the freaky
I suspect it is from the same region and workshop as that seen on page 94 of Zonneveld and likely the same age.
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We must have different copies of this book .
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We must have different copies of this book .


I wouldn't think so....I am only referring to the type and quality of work, not the freaky face
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Old 5th February 2012, 12:03 AM   #12
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How am I to tell when you show only a picture of the hilt edge on mate ?

I'm not seing much of a similarity; pg 94 .
How about a picture of the whole thing .
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