Keris sulu (1) - Copper, Horn, Iron - Sundang - Moro - Philippines

Keris sulu (1) - Copper, Horn, Iron - Sundang - Moro - Philippines
1st half 19th century - Good

Country: The Philippines. Sulu or Sundang Keris or Moro Kris
Region: Mindanao, Sulu Islands - Population: Moros
Period: 1st half of the 19th century.
Dapur: Straight blade; the base is chiselled; it is provided with a copper stirrup engraved with stylised motifs and which maintains the ganga to the handle (Baca-Baca).

Handle: in horn, surrounded with two rings in red copper, engraved with diverse motifs;
the wooden extremity has the form of a stylised cockatoo head.
(Junggayan cockatoo)
Warangka: Ladrang type; in wood crossed by 2 large copper bands.
Length of the blade: 58 cm
Total length: 75 cm
Good condition, with traces of wear, oxidation and antiquity, quite usual for these sorts of weapons. Both sides of the weapon are in quite similar condition (blade and handle).

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Lot details
Total nr of items
Keris sulu
Indigenous object name
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Copper, Horn, Iron
1st half 19th century
Sold with stand
730×130×50 mm
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