Handle to a Betel Nut Crusher
Lombok, Indonesia
19th Century

Its intense body crouches as if in deep concentration; this fantastic hardwood handle is a very fine example of how Lombok artists value their craft. The face is hauntingly powerful, and the body is extremely well carved with a curving spine. Although diminutive in size this sculpture has the presence of a large imposing work of art. The beautiful deep patina was slowly created from decades of handling. In excellent condition.

This Handle Stands 3” tall.

SOLD / 5-13-11