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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd October 2021, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Gustav
Mahratt is absolutely correct on the 10 avatars...

Mahratt is absolutely correct on the 10 avatars of Vishnu depicted here.
Khandjarli is associated with Vishnu symbols.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd August 2021, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Gustav
So I guess Ibrahiim is Peter Hudson now. ...

So I guess Ibrahiim is Peter Hudson now.

"All the world's a stage"
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,954
Posted By Gustav
Possibly we should ask ourselves about the...

Possibly we should ask ourselves about the feature associated with Laler Mengeng, which also can be found on Gonjo.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 11th August 2021, 10:01 AM
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Views: 1,954
Posted By Gustav
Keris from van Duuren's book was donated by the...

Keris from van Duuren's book was donated by the heirs of Willem Frederik Carel Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, who died in 1938. As almost always, it's not known where and when he collected it. I did...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2021, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Gustav
Alan, I will ask the Tropenmuseum, if there is...

Alan, I will ask the Tropenmuseum, if there is any additional information, but I think it quite surely is pre-1940.

The example from Jasper&Mas Pirngadie is pre-1930, quite surely pre-1920. It's...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 10th August 2021, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Gustav
It was donated to the Tropenmuseum in 1952. ...

It was donated to the Tropenmuseum in 1952.

There is a Balinese Keris with the same type of Gonjo depicted on Jasper&Mas Pirngadie, Vol. V, p. 229, Fig. 323. The Volume was published in 1930, but...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Gustav
And one from Veste (fortress) Coburg in Germany:

And one from Veste (fortress) Coburg in Germany:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 08:41 AM
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Views: 1,320
Posted By Gustav
Great!

Great!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Gustav
Perhaps at least one more in China, in Nanjing...

Perhaps at least one more in China, in Nanjing (yet it could be the same from #3, just brought to Beijing at some point, and painted green :D).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Gustav
Here is the one from auction: ...

Here is the one from auction:

https://doyle.com/auctions/12as01-asian-works-art/catalogue/603-chinese-bronze-cannon-and-caisson

The inscription says:

"made on the 34th year of the reign of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Gustav
Well, some information I did find. The...

Well, some information I did find.

The inscription says, this cannon was made in the 28th year of Kangxi emperor, which would mean around 1689, designed by Nan Huairen. Nan Huairen is the Chinese...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th July 2021, 09:35 AM
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Views: 1,270
Posted By Gustav
There are cannons displayed in Forbidden City,...

There are cannons 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 29th July 2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
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
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
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
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Gustav
Thank you, Jean.

Thank you, Jean.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 19th July 2021, 10:59 AM
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Views: 1,283
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
Replies: 27
Views: 8,979
Posted By Gustav
He apparently was ambidextrous. :D

He apparently was ambidextrous.

:D
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th July 2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
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: 1,283
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
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
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
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
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
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
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
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
Posted By Gustav
Amuk Murugul, thank you.

Amuk Murugul, thank you.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th July 2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
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
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
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...
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