AGE: – Exact age unknown, not new and not a tourist item
CONSTRUCTION: – Vone of a Cow or buffalo
DESCRIPTION: – Batak Bone Calendar Sumatra Indonesia
LENGTH: – 33.5cm
WIDTH:– Varies 15cm to 5.5cm
THICKNESS: – Varies
Antique Batak Bone Calendar Sumatra Indonesia – with symbols and symbolic imagery engraved on both sides.
Oracle bones were used among the tribes of Sumatra, Borneo and other ethnic groups in many parts of the world as an astrological system of predicting the seasons relevant to planting and harvesting or possibly a horoscope.
These bone calendars would more than likely have been used by a spiritual leader or diviner to identify auspicious days of the lunar year.
The bone is decorated with a lizard carved into both sides and a human head extending down into the carved lizard on one side.
Batak Bone Calendar Sumatra Indonesia