Lime Squeezer

Batak, Sumatra
19th Century

Elegant and powerful at once; this Batak lime squeezer exudes presence. With its well carved robust body of traditional form and beautifully rendered face with faceted coiffure this was definitely an object used by an important shaman. The patina is deep and the highpoints are smoothed from decades of handling during divination rituals.

This object stands 5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 8-3-09