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Amulet


South Borneo
Ngaju
Wood
11.5 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm
Price: CHF 400.-
Inv. BO.08.016

Wooden Amulet used as the stopper to a bamboo container that was used to hold important objects, such as documents or talismans. The carved section represents a monkey-like figure; its encrustations are attributed to the custom of pouring eggs, blood and other offering over amulets.

This kind of amulets is documented in several volumes, such as The Divine Gifts (fig. 25) and Sapuyung (p. 162).

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