Antique Islamic Indonesian Java-Borneo Javanese Jeweled Silver Buckle For Kris
Antique 19th century Islamic Indonesian, Java-Borneo, Javanese jeweled gilt silver belt buckle (Timang) with a loop (Lerep) for Kris Keris, sword or dagger belt, worn by aristocratic courtiers as part of court attire at the Royal Palace in Kraton, Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat.
DETAILS: A set of solid silver belt buckle and loop, pierced and engraved, set with a bezel rose-cut natural stones (possibly diamonds and rubies). The rims are embellished with overlaid strips of suasa (a gold-copper alloy).
The Timang measures 8.3 cm x 6.5 cm (3.27 inches x 2.56 inches)
The Lerep measures 7.8 cm x 4 cm (3.07 inches x 1.57 inches)
WEIGHT: total weight of the set;124 grams.
CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, one stone is missing in Lerepa.
This set is unique as both pieces are original.
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Richter, A. (2000). "The jewelry of Southeast Asia" London: Thames & Hudson. Cat. 186. P. 190.