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A Batak astrological calendar carved on cow bone

Stock Number: em15
A Batak astrological calendar carved on cow bone
Price
Sales price $225.00

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Description

A Batak astrological calendar carved on cow bone. Both surfaces fully engraved with astrological symbols, classic scrolling motif typical of the region. On the convex surface is a stylised snake and crocodile, on the reverse is a scorpion. There is a second bone fragment attached with bush string with an engraved scorpion and registers of motif on both sides. 

Origin:

20th Century A.D. Sumatra, Indonesia 

Dimensions:

Length: 35.5 cm / Centre width: 5 cm

Condition:

Intact in good condition.