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Auction Catalog Item for: 2/9/2021


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Item:249
Description:Fine Sumatra Batak Toba Shaman Document Container with Carved Lid. Second quarter of 20th C. Finial showing calendar with curved snakes masterly carved. Usually carried by cultural attaches up the early 1960s; often described as medicinal containers (when tribal in essence) but serving dual purposes. Comprised of black walnut & bamboo. Over all in great condition. Light rubbing commensurate with age. A larger size of 20 x 3, finial included. A rare find
Estimate:300 - 600
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