Batak Ammunition Holder, North Sumatra
length 7 1/2in (19cm)
paranak bodilan, of hollowed water buffalo horn,(Bubalus bubalus) with finely carved expressive face with almond-shaped eyes and open mouth revealing teeth, decorated with exceedingly fine incised floral and geometric designs overall; fine encrusted dark brown patina.
Cf. Sibeth and Carpenter (2008: p. 153) for a very similar example.