H: 82 cm (approx. 2’ 8”)
Estimated age: End of the 19th century or early 20th century
Provenance: Austrian private collection
Estimate: € 2.000 – 3.000
Alor is the largest island in the Alor Archipelago and is one of the 92 officially listed outlying islands of Indonesia.
Both spiritual objects and swords are often considered to have an essence or presence and to possess magical powers, with some blades bringing good luck and others bad.
A sword from Alor Island. The sheath is made from fibers and the handle depicts a very abstract face with two small, circular shapes forged from brass.