A very old mandau from South Borneo with antler ( Rusa Unicolor) carved handle. The scabbard with inlay star motif and nice other small details.
Thick blade inlayed with brass dots.
The handle with large carved curl , the ancestor of the later typical Modang spirals.
On top a mystical abstract face that can be read in two different way.
On back of the scabbard and old label with earlier auction date from 1943.
Size total: 67 cm.
Blade length: 53 cm