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Java or Madura Island 18th - 19th century A very fine and rare wooden Kris (keris) Handle of Prince Figure or Putrasatu Depicting a squatting demon/ancestor figure, one side with a pointed helmet and large collar, his menacing grimace presenting a disturbing smile, his limbs contorted; the other a figure with spiraled eyes and a belt/loin cloth elaborately incised with stylized geometrics. The wood has aged gracefully and boasts a lovely glossy patina. 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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JAVA MADURA WOOD KERIS KRIS HANDLE ca 18th 19th C

Estimate $500 - $700Oct 05