FROM THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION
Over a dozen types of trade beads, some extremely fine, some multicolored, some from one of the 3 groups of mutisalah beads, some tiger bells, some cowrie shells of the type favored by the Maloh group, some double-lobed red seeds, animal teeth, some micro beads, some Chinese coins. 4 carved wooden protective figures...
Estimated to be from the late 1800s
LITERATURE REFERENCE Bernard Sellato shows an example of a very similar piece in "Hornbill and Dragon"
Not for Sale