Bullet holder

This wooden bullet holder is carved with a human face. The horn is slit on both sides and the front is shaped like a mouth. Round lead bullets would be held inside like a clip of marbles. The bullet would be removed by opening the slit prongs.

Date/Period
Late 19th century
Region
Karo, Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: 13.2 x 17 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-11137
Material
WOOD
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of P. Pohlig, 1911
Category
Woodcarving