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Malay Peninsula, Pangulu style 18th -19th Century A Pangulu-style Kris (keris) carved from Tiger Eye wood Form of a bird's head. The word "Penghulu" means "village headman" or "Moslem leader." This kris handle may have its origination in either Malaysia or Sumatra, as the Bugi have had significant artistic and political influence in both areas. Expertly carved in the form referred to as a pistol hilt or kerda yet resembling an avian form. Masterpiece of Abstracted Form! Provenance: Ex- private collection of Ami Brown. Mr. Brown was the owner of the Coca Cola franchise in Israel and amassed a huge and very fine collection of Indonesian Kris's as well as other ethnographic and tribal arts. His collection numbered more than 3000 pieces with many on display during his life in the Ein Harod Museum of Art.

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MALAY PANGULU KERIS KRIS HANDLE ca 18th 19th C

Estimate $500 - $700Oct 05
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Willoughby, OH, USA
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