9.) WAR FIGURINE 180mm Female Genitalia Artifact SUMBA MAMULI Old Jewelry Jewel

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A MASSIVE silver alloy Mamuli of extravagant concept; four fighting men armed with lances and spear, decorate the bases in realistic warlike poses. A sacred treasure object, not a simple ornament or marriage exchange gift.

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Mamuli are Old Jewelry. It is a lavish prestige objects at a social function own by privileged class in Asia.

Old jewelry ornaments made of gold and silver plays an important role in marapu. It is the indigenous religion of the island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia.

When the Sumbanese practiced elongation of the earlobes, mamuli were worn as ear ornaments old jewelry. However, today they are hung around the neck as pendants or attached to garments.

The mamuli ornaments have a shape which represents the female genitalia. Symbolizing the woman as the giver of life. Hence, it is the most important Sumbanese precious metal valuables.  Therefore, it is seen as heirloom objects old jewelry which served in important exchange rituals.

Mamuli are also seen as sacred relics which is usually found and kept in the clan leader’s treasuries. this old jewelry are seen as a powerful relic to communicate with the spirits of the ancestors. They are rarely removed from their container because their power are believed to kill onlookers or cause natural disasters. As grave goods, mamuli accompany the soul to the land of the dead.

H x W: 16 x 18 cm / 6.3 x 7.1 inches

Weight: 0.1 kg / 0.2 lb
After packing: 0.7 kg / 1.5 lb

Shipping by Aramex courier.
Shipping delivery and handling duration 8 to 10 working days

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