Rare Pair of Mithun Horns, Naga People, Burma / Myanmar.
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Rare Pair of Mithun Horns, Naga People, Burma / Myanmar.

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Vintage from the 1970s

Rare Pair of Mithun Horns, Naga People, Burma / Myanmar.

The mithun (Bos frontalis), also known as gayal, is a large domestic bovine distributed in Northeast India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and in Yunnan, China. The mithun is synonymous with Naga culture and is a powerful symbol of wealth, prosperity and fertility. Mithun horns and forms dignify house façades, often in the form of mithun head carvings which traditionally declared the social status of the owner. This pair of horns were originally part of an old and deteriorated ceremonial Naga man's headdress from the Myanmar side of Nagaland. Measurements are about 10 1/2 inches across the elliptic from point to base, and about 16 inches measured along the outer edge, from base to tip