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Sword, Indonesia, Nias Island


Sword, Indonesia, Nias Island


H: 117 cm

Estimated age: End of 19th century or early 20th
Provenance: Austrian Private Coll.

Estimate: € 2.000 – 3.000

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A typical sword from the island of Nias, south-west of Sumatra.

The hilt ring is made of cast brass. With encircling linear and circular decorations. The grip itself displays a mythical beast characteristic for the art and culture of the island of Nias, called a ‘lasara’.

The bivalve sheath consists of dark, reddish-brown wood. The two halves are attached by 29 bands of braided, narrow rattan-strips. Good usage patina. One small original repair on the ‘lasara head’ (horn supplemented), otherwise no age damage.