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Old 31st January 2021, 01:30 PM   #11
Anthony G.
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 264

Originally Posted by Jean
Hello Anthony,
The bent figure looks reminiscent of the old Makassar/ Goa figural hilts depicting an Hindu deity often interpreted as Arjuna. Your hilt is probably a copy of these hilts.
Pardon for my ignorance as I am quite new to Bugis cultural histories.

My first impression is only Bali that worships Hindu Gods etc. And so why is a Hindu deity doing in a Bugis culture which is mainly Islam?
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