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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Gustav
There are canons displayed in Forbidden City, and...

There are canons displayed in Forbidden City, and some of them are very similar, yet I doubt they had them on Forbidden City walls.
This one is from Kangxi time (1661-1722), and there are more...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Canon from Beijing

This absolutely isn't my area of interest, but here ist is.

It stands in the garden of Historical Museum of Bern (Switzerland). The description is currently removed because of a renovation, but...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Gustav
In Balinese Barong play Rangda carries a white...

In Balinese Barong play Rangda carries a white cloth, Kekudung, or in high Balinese, Kekereh (spelling according to Fred Eiseman Jr.). By putting it over her face she becomes invisible. Barong also...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 12:17 PM
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Views: 550
Posted By Gustav
Thank you, Jean.

Thank you, Jean.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 10:59 AM
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Views: 550
Posted By Gustav
Jean, thank you. I have both works of...

Jean, thank you.

I have both works of Jensen, I don't have Tammens vol. 3, I have seen Nr. 2884 in Dresden.

For the hilt form, I would say, not Banten, more likely North coast, perhaps Cirebon....
Forum: European Armoury 18th July 2021, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Gustav
He apparently was ambidextrous. :D

He apparently was ambidextrous.

:D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 08:28 PM
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Views: 550
Posted By Gustav
As so often, we have been through this already a...

As so often, we have been through this already a time before.

http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12937&highlight=cirebon+lampung

Today I am quite sure, hilts like those from #1 can...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Gustav
Do the atribution to Lampung for the hilts from...

Do the atribution to Lampung for the hilts from #1 go back to Jensen, or was this done already before him?

One from Tradescant collection has an european (?) replacement instead of Mendak, the Nr....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 07:54 PM
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Views: 550
Posted By Gustav
It is sometimes almost impossible to distinguish...

It is sometimes almost impossible to distinguish between S Sumatran and NW Javanese Keris indeed, if we are looking for older specimens. There are at least a couple of sheath and hilt forms from W...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Gustav
The little figure being the "human" form of Asura...

The little figure being the "human" form of Asura Mahisa is common knowledge for some longer time already.

Here two of the more recent papers, handling the Durga/Uma/Rangda/Calon Arang topic, in...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 02:07 PM
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Views: 1,375
Posted By Gustav
Yes, van Kinsbergen is very important for the...

Yes, van Kinsbergen is very important for the early photography in Java. This beautiful book is a must
...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Gustav
Amuk Murugul, thank you.

Amuk Murugul, thank you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,375
Posted By Gustav
David, the old links I posted 11 years ago are...

David, the old links I posted 11 years ago are still working, a wonder in the age of internet.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?...:1403-3790-37B
...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Gustav
This family traces itself back to Sunan...

This family traces itself back to Sunan Cipancar/Sunan Pancer, born ca. 1510. Similarly to the Majapahit/Demak connection, the tradition says he was related to Pajajaran royal family.

Mid 16th...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 12th July 2021, 09:49 PM
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Views: 1,375
Posted By Gustav
This Keris is a heirloom called Ki Dongkol, and...

This Keris is a heirloom called Ki Dongkol, and is quite popular among a certain group of people (besides Keris enthusiasts), because it was the "personal" Keris of the leader of Darul Islam,...
Forum: European Armoury 15th May 2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,832
Posted By Gustav
There is a rapier in the Pilgrim Hall Museum,...

There is a rapier in the Pilgrim Hall Museum, which is attributed to Myles Standish:

https://www.pilgrimhall.org/ce_arms_armor.htm

As from the description of an exhibition there...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 11th May 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Gustav
irrelevant.

irrelevant.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 8th May 2021, 03:17 PM
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Views: 4,616
Posted By Gustav
Ariel, no doubts about that all. Just - the...

Ariel, no doubts about that all.
Just - the particular item shown in #11 has nothing to do with Cossacks, India, and the region between them. It comes from specific region and had specific purpose,...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By Gustav
You are welcome, Fernando.

You are welcome, Fernando.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 5th May 2021, 02:45 PM
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Views: 984
Posted By Gustav
Pallas Athene.

Pallas Athene.
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Gustav
These Javanese reins holders even did made their...

These Javanese reins holders even did made their appearance here a time ago.
(Indeed not so much to do with Cossacks and sword scabbard hooking.)
...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Gustav
https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listin...

https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listing/1039944
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 4th May 2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,616
Posted By Gustav
Just information regarding the item in #11. ...

Just information regarding the item in #11.
That's actually a typical Javanese reins holder.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th April 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,435
Posted By Gustav
Thank you David, for confirming you are 100% sure...

Thank you David, for confirming you are 100% sure the sheath was made specifically for this blade.

My mind is at ease now.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th April 2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,435
Posted By Gustav
I didn't notice I was speaking about all...

I didn't notice I was speaking about all figurative hilts - that's a bit to much to handle, even for the little old me.
As I have no particular interest in this kind of esthetics from that period,...
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