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19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Mortar (for Medicine)

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19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Mortar (for Medicine)
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Description
**Originally Listed At $550**

Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A fine mortar of a substantial size used for pulverizing various ingredients into medicinal substances. The mortar is carved from dense hardwood and has a wide basin resting atop a spool-shaped lower body and a flat base. The walls of the mortar bowl are decorated with a pair of stylized lizards exhibiting thick bodies, sinuous legs with flared feet, curling tails, and conical heads. The interior of the basin is smooth from countless uses, and the exterior boasts a lustrous coffee-hued patina. Size: 7.8" W x 8.1" H (19.8 cm x 20.6 cm).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Norm Fargo collection

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#145109
Condition
Minor nicks to base and bowl, with several stable fissures, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and great patina throughout.
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19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Mortar (for Medicine)

Estimate $250 - $375
Dec 29, 2021
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Starting Price $125
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0299: 19th C. Indonesian Dayak Wood Mortar (for Medicine)

Sold for $275
7 Bids
Est. $250 - $375Starting Price $125
End-of-Year Clearance Ancient / Ethnographic
Dec 29, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Buyer's Premium 26.5%

Lot 0299 Details

Description
...
**Originally Listed At $550**

Indonesia, Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Dayak peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A fine mortar of a substantial size used for pulverizing various ingredients into medicinal substances. The mortar is carved from dense hardwood and has a wide basin resting atop a spool-shaped lower body and a flat base. The walls of the mortar bowl are decorated with a pair of stylized lizards exhibiting thick bodies, sinuous legs with flared feet, curling tails, and conical heads. The interior of the basin is smooth from countless uses, and the exterior boasts a lustrous coffee-hued patina. Size: 7.8" W x 8.1" H (19.8 cm x 20.6 cm).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-Norm Fargo collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#145109
Condition
...
Minor nicks to base and bowl, with several stable fissures, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits and great patina throughout.

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