A LARGE SILVER PECTORAL DISC FROM TIMOR INDONESIA ( No 1470)
This is an attractive and large silver pectoral disc mas bulan. Named after the moon. Thought to symbolise the moon or celestial bodies.
The centre is adorned with a picture of a bull with large curved horns. A prized part of a warrior's costume in most of Eastern Indonesia. In the Atoni regions, new mothers emerging from post-childbirth seclusion are adorned in a male warrior's costume, symbolising their strength and life-giving powers. Originally used as trophies if war, head hunting or hunting, later worn as a symbol of prestige during ceremonies. In good condition. We guarantee that this item has been tribally used. Custom mounted . width approx 12cm