Antique Indonesian Bronze Ceremonial Water Ladle with Rooster & Primitive figure Handle
Antique Indonesian Ceremonial water ladle, handmade of bronze in Sulawesi tongkonan Style. The handle is decorated with a rooster and primitive ancestor figure. The bowl of the spoon is etched with an intriguing geometric design. Beautiful dark aged patina. Used in various ceremonies for scooping holy water.
The Rooster has deep cultural symbolism throughout Indonesia with roots deep in animistic beliefs & religious rituals across the archipelago. We collected this ladle several years ago on one of our trips to Indonesia.
- 14" total length
- the bowl is approx. 4" dia.
- the bowl depth is approx. 2.5" deep
- Aged dark brown patina