Illustration principale
Tobacco Container
Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th century or before

Wood, horn
Height : 23,5 cm

Provenance : Private collection, Paris

Publication : "KunstKammer"
(M. Doustar, 2017), n°41
This magic containers were called partimbahoan by the Batak of the Islands of Sumatra in western Indonesia. The ones with a long tapered body carved in a single horn of water buffalo, like the present example, are much rarer. The bottom and the lid are wooden. The extremely eroded surface suggests undoubtedly a great age.
Price : 4.500 €.