- Dated: 20th Century
- Culture: Indonesian
- Place of Origin: Indonésia
- Medium: Steel, gold, ebony, gems, gilded silver.
- Measurements: Full Length: 69 cm. Blade Length: 50 cm
This topengan Kris comes from Bali. It has a double edged, waved and grooved blade in “grass-mineral”, with a beautiful pattern known as “watermelon”. It is decorated with high-relief chiselled on the base with floral motifs and gold covered foliage, which happens as well in the ganja a mount applied at the base of the blade.
The “hulu”, hilt, in rhinoceros horn is sculpted in the shape of a sitting temple guard. The ring which finishes it off is made of gilded silver ornamented with a ring filled with encrusted cabochon cut gems. Between this and the blade’s base there is the mendak, fitting ring, made of the same metal and also encrusted with gems.
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