Ataoro, Indonesia
19th Century
Previous Collection: Irwin Hersey, NYC

Carved from horn; this rare charm has been sculpted into the natural shape of the horn; giving it a very organic feel. In a brilliant yet subtle way; the arms are indicated on the body. This minimalist body is surmounted by a classically rendered Ataoro face. The original fiber rope is still present on this charm; and the patina is smokey and aged from decades of use. Important to note is that this type of charm is extremely rare.

This charm stands 4” tall.

SOLD / 4-11-11