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Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 4.

Antique Batak Powder Horn Sumatra Indonesia, Parpanggalahan # 4.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1920: Item # 1364458

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An interesting gunpowder horn dating to the 19th / early 20th century. The slightly curved body is made from water buffalo horn, carved with different motifs as tendrils, fisch scales and Singa masks. The suspension area and the closing mechanism with Singa head, the wide end with a wooden stopper. 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: few tiny chips, stopper with a loss, lost pins, wide end with stress lines. Dimension: c. 17.4 cm long x 7.5 cm wide. Provenance: Swiss collection.