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Old 20th October 2021, 11:00 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by Jean View Post
This piece may be a javanese copy of a tajong hilt, see the hatched decoration especially.
Possibly. I honestly cannot judge from this one photograph. But even if made in Java to would not have been made for a Javanese keris and i am sure you agree that it is stylistically incorrect for this ensemble. While some culturally mixed keris ensembles may well have some legitimacy in ethnographic usage i would have a hard time seeing this mix of Javanese and Peninsula styles finding social acceptability in either culture.
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