Keris Sunggingan with Arabic writings.
Kris with dapor (name) Sempana Bener from Surakarta (Solo), Java, Indonesia. Surakarta is one of the Sultan’s cities of Java.
This Keris has Arabic writings on both sides of the blade.
This special Keris is in a very beautiful wooden sheath Sandang Walikat, which is very detailed painted with patterns that appear in the Kraton (Sultans palace) of Solo. Such sheaths (Warangka Sungginan) are quite rare and very valuable and were only used for the best kerisses.
The Keris has a beautiful wooden Tunggak Semi Surakarta grip in rare form Lempuyangan. This beautifully carved grip is also painted with the same motifs as on the sheath. The detailed men's roof (ring) also has the red colour in it and makes it a beautiful whole.
The length of the keris blade itself is 32 cm, the length of the entire keris is 43 cm.
- Total nr of items
- Keris Sunggingan / Kris with Arabic script
- Indigenous object name
- Region/ country
- Java, Indonesia
- Iron, Wood
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 43×11×3 cm