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RARE TANIMBAR LETI 150mm ARTIFACT Carved Real Cow Bone Statue Sculpture Figure
Price: USD 295.00
Shipping Price: USD 22.00
Stock Balance: 1 PC
Posted: 7th Aug 14 Updated: 12th Aug 14
Total of 786 view(s) since 2014-08-11.
Borneoartifact Item Number: HP 0491
This is the only Tanimbar artifact I have featuring a figurine of the Raja Leti.
Carved from genuine cow bone, superb original polished finishing.
Maluku Island Tanimbar.
Absolutely stunning object for serious collectors worldwide!
Height: 15 cm / 5.9 inches
Base: 3.5 x 3.5 cm / 1.4 x 1.4 inches
Weight: 0.1 kg / 1.1 lb
Wikipedia: Historically, this island exported sandalwood and was known as Sandalwood Island.Before colonization, Sumba was inhabited by several small ethnolinguistic groups, some of which may have had tributary relations to the Majapahit Empire.
In 1522 the first ships from Europe arrived, and by 1866 Sumba belonged to the Dutch East Indies, although the island did not come under real Dutch administration until the twentieth century.
Jesuits opened a mission in Laura, West Sumba in 1866.
Despite contact with western cultures, Sumba is one of the few places in the world in which megalithic burials, are used as a living tradition to inter prominent individuals when they die.
Burial in megaliths is a practice that was used in many parts of the world during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, but has survived to this day in Sumba, and has raised significant interest from scholars.
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