Bambo tube

South Borneo
Wood, bamboo, rattan
41 x 7 x 7 cm
Price: CHF 400.-
Inv. BO.08.021

Chiseled bamboo container used to store particularly important objects like written documents or amulets. The stopper is finely decorated with an animal sitting in squatting position with the crossed arms leaning on its knees. The vigorous chest is decorated with a rare kind of necklace of «crescent moons» owned by the wealthiest dignitaries only. The expression of the face strikes by two languid, almond-shaped eyes and by a big open and smiling mouth.

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