Divination Kris

Bali, Indonesia
19th Century

This is an expressive example of a rare divination Kris from Bali. The handle consists of a figure carved in hunkered position. The face has great personality, in addition to the body being well carved with good negative space in between the arms and legs. The back has a beautiful circle dot pattern while the surface patina is deep and glossy from decades of handling. The ’blade’ is original and is of a fishes spine. Complete examples such as this are scarce.

The figure is 3.5 inches tall
The total height is 9.5 inches

SOLD/ IN 7-13-09