from Ritual Ladle
Timor, Indonesia, 19th century
This handle is carved from a water buffalo's horn. At the tip of the handle
a cup made from a gourd was originally attached. The cup is now long gone.
The design depicts a large bird with smaller birds and lizards interconnecting
within the space of its body. It has a very old crusty surface. There
is a small, old break in the bottom right corner.
It stands 14 inches tall on custom base.
SOLD / IN 39