Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Batak Musket Ball Holder

A very classic Batak musket ball holder made from intricately carved water buffalo horn. This well carved horn is capped with a wood end, and has a good patina from age and use. Previously sold at Christies Amsterdam from the collection of Herbert da Silva. 19th century, 8 1/2" tall, Sumatra, Indonesia.

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