Rembrandt Self-portrait as an Oriental Potentate with a Kris
As in other works, Rembrandt makes himself the model and dons exotic apparel. A kris is an Indonesian sword but this one is unusual because there is only a wavy blade on one side. Rembrandt used a kris in other works. In his large painting The Blinding of Samson, Samson's eye is pierced with a kris. ject was that word we were using on the first tour this summer, sensing the inner meanings...?