A LARGE SILVER PECTORAL DISC FROM TIMOR INDONESIA ( No 1470)

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$162

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


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