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Auction Closes At: 17:04:00 12/12/2017
Time Remaining: 18Day(s) 7Hour(s) 16min(s) 40sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 451. Muslim Boys Circumcision Iron Sarong Clip with Gold Overlay
Estimate: $5,000-$7,500
Current High Bid: --
Next Bid Needed: $2,500.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Indonesia and the Philippines
Culture or Country: Central Java, Indonesia.
Period: Ca. 1800.
Size: 3-1/4H.

Description: Elegant cast iron clip, bird form with finely cast and incised decoration, including borders of stylized bamboo shoot motifs overlaid with gold. S shape form rising away from a flattened flange that is drilled with two small holes. The head of the bird is solid cast and with a shape curved beak, gold eyes and a curled neck feather. This type of clip was used in Central Java to be hooked over the waist fold of a boys sarong. Bamboo sticks were attached to the holes in the rear flange and these projected forward to hold the sarong away from the wound of a newly circumcised boy. Intact, exc. cond.
Provenance: Private NYC collection. Ex. private UK collection. Ex. Michael Backman Ltd. cf. Ibbitson Jessup (1990, p.263)
Shipping Fee:
National: $24.00
International: $75.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Muslim Boys Circumcision Iron Sarong Clip with Gold Overlay

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