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AN INDONESIAN CARVED IVORY KERIS HILT

 

Madura, 1st half 20th century
 

Carved as a European figure of a queen(?), holding a European crown over a coat-of-arms with lion's head, flanked by two horses, the back with a basket containing arrows and a fork-like instrument.

H. 9.5 cm​

 

Note:

For similar carvings of a crown flanked by two horses in a keris hilt from Madura, see Albert G. Van Zonneveld, Traditional Weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago, pl 331.