Batak Ammunition Holder
Lot 2008
Batak Ammunition Holder, North Sumatra
Sold for US$ 1,342 inc. premium
Lot Details
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.

  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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