Rare And Important Sumatran Pigment Dish
Ref : Sumatra 02
Originating from the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, offered is a very rare forged iron zoomorphic pigment dish. Masterfully rendered in the form of part dragon-part bird, these pigment dishes are used for containing a powdered black pigment that is used for blackening the teeth in tooth filing ceremonies.
Length: 14 inch / 35.5 cm
Litterarature : "Beyond the Java sea"
Estimated age: 1880