Amuleto - Costata di bufalo d'acqua - Pagar - Batak - Sumatra, Indonesia

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Amuleto - Costata di bufalo d'acqua - Pagar - Batak - Sumatra, Indonesia
metà del XX secolo - Buone condizioni


Very fine inscribed buffalo rib bone segment from the Karo Batak in Sumatra.

The bone of a water buffalo is engraved with various magical motifs, texts and calendars. The local name is pagar.
Some motifs are still easily discernible.
On the concave side: an astrological scorpion, a traditional Batak calendar ( porholaan), a text and other Batak motifs.
On the convex side: a scorpion, a mythological animal, texts and other typical Batak motifs.

A twine is attached to it so that it could be hung on something.
These bones were used as amulets by a magic priest or datu. When a person didn't come back from his journey. The magic priest used the magical power of the amulet for protection of the missing person.

The amulet has been used and some images have a little worn off over time.

Registered and insured shipment.



Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Amuleto
Nome dell'oggetto indigeno
Pagar
Etnia/cultura
Batak
Regione/paese
Sumatra, Indonesia
Materiale
Costata di bufalo d'acqua
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Venduto con supporto
No
Dimensioni
2×45×270 mm
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