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A Java or Madura Island 19th Century A very fine and rare wooden Kris (keris) Handle of Prince Figure or Putrasatu Depicting a squatting ancestor Prince figure wearing a royal crown his menacing grimace presenting a disturbing smile, his limbs contorted stylized geometrics. The wood has aged gracefully and boasts a lovely glossy black 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 KREIS KRIS HANDLE ca 19th C

Estimate $400 - $600Oct 05
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Willoughby, OH, USA
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