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Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 3.

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 3.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1920: Item # 1364389

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A beautiful gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. Please visti the website of the Metropolitan Museum for a similar Parpanggalahan (www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/316143). The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with curvilinear motifs, and one metal insert. At the center a frontal Singa mask with iron suspension lug, to which a chain would have been attached, the zoomorphic closing mechanism is also ending in a Singa head. The gunpowder was stored in the Batak house in large gourds, the chief carried his own personal supply in such containers like this one, which he wore suspended from a chain around his neck. Condition: stopper missing, few chips, Singa mask with a crack, lost pins. Dimension: c. 16 cm long x 7 cm wide. Provenance: Swiss collection.
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