2nd half 19th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Total nr of items:||1|
|Object:||Gong (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Tawak tawak|
|Region/ country:||Kalimantan, Indonesia|
|Period:||2nd half 19th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
A RARE CAST BRONZE GONG " TAWAK-TAWAK " Borneo Kalimantan (origin) ,
Mid 19th century
Finely decorated on the external surface with three Chinese-style dragons amidst sinuous vegetable scrolls.
Provenance:, acquired in an box lot of a local action before 1979.
Tawak-tawak gongs were usually used as signal to call people, but it was also attributed to them a magical power against demons; furthermore, they were considered symbols of authority and sometimes used as a kind of currency such a gong forms part of a wedding gift.
Source: Gelderland collection, Data provider Museon in the Netherlands and also a very similar gong is in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. RV-893-107).
Wil be send registered in a lot of bubble plastic ( and it is possible to pick up at the seller's place in Amersfoort.)
Catawiki member since May 3, 2015, received 299 reviews in total (85 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||97.6% (85 reviews)|
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Everything was OK
Everything is fine!!! My recommendations!!!
Unhappy about description, missing: size of beads , rosary part near the cross was mended and wrongly done. I wonder how the cross was dated from 18th century, rosary is 19th or beginnining of 20th...
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Superb packaging for pottery to survive 11,604 miles to Guam/USA! THANK YOU!
AWESOME SELLER! Packaged professionally to survive 11,604 miles to Guam/USA! Items exactly as described!
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|Rest of Europe||$31.34|
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