Illustration principale
Knife, Lombok
Lombok, Indonesia, circa 1900

Wood, brass
Lenght : 22 cm

Provenance : Ex.collection Yves Bonan, Paris

Publication : "KunstKammer"
(M. Doustar, 2017), n°40
The striking handle of this Lombok knife is carved with two stacked figures, the largest one perched one the shoulders of the other, holding his head in his two hands like a trophy...This imagery refers to the headhunting iconography, very common in tribal Indonesia, and also to the notion of lineage and ancestrally.
price : 2.200 euros