SABRE appelé Piso Gaja Dompak Culture Batak, Sumatra, laiton et fer flag


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"SABRE appelé Piso Gaja Dompak Culture Batak, Sumatra, laiton et fer"
SABER called Piso Gaja Dompak
Batak Culture, Sumatra
First half of the 20th century
Brass, wood and iron
Length: 61.5; Wt: 7; Long. lame: 24.5 cm

Saber with a single-edged iron blade, brass handle animated by a seated figure in the round, hands resting on knees. The wooden scabbard is trimmed in brass and copper. The important bouterolle is arched, in brass. A bail bracelet supported a chain limited to a ring on the upper part of the scabbard.

This saber is not used for combat but is a traditional object passed down from generation to generation. The term Piso Gaja Dompak has a special meaning: "piso" means "knife", "gaja" refers to the elephant and "dompak" to the idea of ​​talisman. Also, this saber would be a blade combining the form of the elephant's tusk and supernatural powers.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON
Price: 3800 €
Period: 20th century
Style: Asian art
Condition: Bon état

Material: Laiton

Reference: 805789
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SABRE appelé Piso Gaja Dompak Culture Batak, Sumatra, laiton et fer
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