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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th June 2021, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Ian
I'm going to throw another suggestion out of left...

I'm going to throw another suggestion out of left field. The curious radial pattern around the neck of the face on the pommel and scabbard reminds me of a ruff collar, as seen in both European men's...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 16th June 2021, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Ian
Interesting idea that this depiction is related...

Interesting idea that this depiction is related to Hinduism. I agree that the treatment of the eyes suggests Hindu art, however a half beard and mustache is uncommon among Hindus (I don't recall...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Ian
Yes. I think it is a bit of a puzzler, Jim. ...

Yes. I think it is a bit of a puzzler, Jim.

As i look more closely at the face on the pommel, it seems to be European. There is a clear mustache and a small beard, with the cheeks shaved. As such,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th June 2021, 07:19 AM
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Posted By Ian
Hi Jim, What a nice piece and the face...

Hi Jim,

What a nice piece and the face strikes me as very unusual on a pedang lurus. Such a clear representation of a human face on the hilt and scabbard seems antithetical to Muslim tradition,...
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