Betel Nut Crusher
This is a fine example of a Lombok Betel Nut crusher. The handle created from buffalo horn is of a finely carved hunkered old man most likely representing an ancestor. The oversized head has a wonderfully emotive expression. Most of the blades found on these objects are either missing or replacements; this blade is original to the piece. The patina on the handle is deep from many years of ritual use.
This object stands 8.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 4-09-09