Late 19th Century. This instrument was used for tattooing. Bronze. The yat (nib-like point) is solid, with a round sharp point split into 2 by long slits on each side, which serves to hold the colouring matter. This sits into a hollow pipe which again joins into a weighted end, in the form of a Balu (an ogre). 19" long.
EUR € 400.
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