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Skull Mask
9" X 6.5" - 160 grams
REF#SK160
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Skull Mask - Bovine
8.75" X 6"- 134 grams
REF#SK135

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Skull Mask
10.75" X 6.5" - 150 grams
REF#SK149
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Skull Mask - Bovine
8" X 5.5"- 122 grams
REF#SK121
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Boar Skull Mask
12.5" X 5.75" X 6.5"
275 grams REF#SK276

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Dog Skull Charm
5.25" X 3" X 1.75"
40 grams - REF#TIM48

SK191 SK191 BACK
Skull Mask - Bovine
11.25" X 6.75" - 192 grams
REF#SK191

sk263 x
Bovine Sull Mask 8.75" X 9" - 264 grams
Fenun Village - Amanatun District - West Timor
REF"SK265

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Buffalo Bone Sculpture - Fetish
Highland Atoni People
Oienlassi Village
West Timor
3.75" X 4" X 2.25"
64 grams
Late 20th C

An outstanding tribal aritfact made from the base of the skull of a large water buffalo.

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sk42

Juvenile Pig Skull
Fenun Village
Amanatun District
West Timor
4.5" X 2.75" X 1.75"
Late 20th C
42 grams

REF#SK42


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Calendar - Buffalo Horn - 8" - 17 grams
This calendar has the date Saturady December 31 st. There are three sets of holes. A group of 7 for the days of the week, a group of 12 for the months and a group of 31 for the days
boar tusk charms

Boar Tusk Hunting Charms
smallest 3.25" - largest 5.5"
The making, trading and hoarding of charms is deeply ingrained in Timorese "adat" traditional practices. All of the pieces shown have holes in at the base that serve as points of attachment to another object, most commonly a betel bag. All pieces shown have this feature.
25.00 - 35.00 USD

BN98

Scrimshaw on Buffalo Scalpula
Anin Village - Amanatun District
West Timor
7.5" X 5.25" -92 grams

REF#BN98

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Scrimshaw on Boar Skull
HIghland Atoni People
Amanatun District
West Timor
Late 20th C

8.5" H X 4.75" W X 3.5" D
125 grams

The scrimshaw on bone was executed using the most rudimentary of tools. This work represents the last generation of people who have a thorough understanding of "ADAT" traditional practices, who knew to make these objects "the right way" and were the last to have led an unaffected village lifestyle.

The artifact is in outstanding condition

REF#SKB125

 
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Bovine Skull Mask - 8.5" X 8.5" X 2.75"
140 grams - 170.00
REF#SK138

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Highland Atoni People
Amanutan District
Fenun Village
West Timor
7.5" X 2.25"
38 grams

The sea is a place of dark magic and mystery for the Highland Timorese. The low lying southern coastal areas have both sea going crocodiles and cerebral malaria. Anything made from material that has it's origins in the sea is considered to have strong magic.

The scrimshaw work is extraordinarily fine and there are only 11 people who still practice this dying art at this level and they are all closely related. This piece is from the hand of Matlon Tefa.

RLV -ON HOLD OLV

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