Very Fine barong Sword with Ivory Pommel - 0520

A very fine Barong sword with long and beautifully carved ivory junggayan pommel, silver covered grip and a blade signed in Chinese (?) characters. It probably belonged to a prominent Datu or other high ranking person. For a Barong with a very similar hilt see: Donald J. LaRocca, The Gods of war The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Fig24

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