A RARE KERIS, DATED 1858, WITH INITIALS OF PAKUBUWONO X
Java, Surakarta (Solo),
With a straight iron and nickel pamor blade (dapur bener), the wooden hilt ending in a bowl-shaped ornament of silver with gold filigree and semi-precious stones, the scabbard (pendok slorok) partly covered with engraved white metal, polychrome painted with mountains, sea and animals, as well as the initials of Pakubuwono X.
L. 49 cm
Pakubuwono X (1866-1939) was the longest ruling Susuhunan of Surakarta from 1893 to 1939.