A fine Battak bullet horn from Sumatra

Item:
165
Region:
SE Asia
Type:
Miscellaneous
Description:
A fine Battak bullet horn from Sumatra, polished horn body carved as a stylised man’s face, hooked chin, elongated nose, protruding top teeth and S shaped ears. Incised decoration to top with original woven “coiffure”. Elongated sprung horn jaws retain the lead balls that is was made to contain. Late 18th or early 19th century.
Metrics:
Overall length 7” (18cms)
Price:
£2,450