The Stag Carved Bone Cabochon 40mm 1pc only

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The Stag is the name I've chosen for this beautifully-crafted carved bone cabochon.

The male deer, or stag, with his impressive antlers, is carved on an oval-shaped cabochon of bovine bone.

In Indonesia, he would be known as a kijang, also the name of a popular model of pick-up and minibus manufactured by Toyota in Indonesia. Indeed, it's unofficially Indonesia's national car.

Please note that this listing is for one piece only. The ones you see in my stock photos have been sold, but the piece you will be purchasing is very similar.

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There is a drilled version of this cab available in a separate listing that you'll find here -

Size: Approx 40mm (L) x 35mm (W) - 1.57in (L) x 1.37in (W)
Thickness: Approx 8mm
Weight: Approx 8 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Colour: Off-white or Ivory colour
Material: Cow bone, also known as bovine bone, not drilled, slightly hollowed back running lengthwise through the centre. They can sometimes have a channel running through the back. (Please see my fourth photo.)
Shipping: This item will ship from Bali, Indonesia, by registered post with a tracking number and you may need to sign for it upon delivery. Please see my shop policies for more important information about shipping and returns.

The Balinese trace their ancestry to the once great Hindu empire of Majapahit, whose sacred emblem was the totemic deer head.

Menjangan is an old Javanese literary word for ‘deer', and is the name given to a small island off the coast of Bali Barat National Park. During colonial times, the Dutch called the island Hertenbeest, which means the same thing.

Apparently, locals bestowed the name for wild deer herds they saw swimming to the island every spring, covering a distance of almost 2km, or about 1.2 miles from the mainland.

While there are plenty of deer there, Menjangan is uninhabited by people, other than some Hindu priests, and there is no accommodation there for tourists.

Surrounded by a coral reef, characterised by deep drop offs of near to 60 meters, and by complex rock formations, the island is the cradle of Bali's dive industry.

Back in 1978, the Indonesian Navy organised a get-together of the nation's main dive clubs on Menjangan, and that gathering established it as Bali's premier dive destination.

Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and wisdom, is able to transform herself into a red deer called Rohit.

In deference to her, Hindu scholars and people of learning will wear deerskin clothing, and sit on mats made from deerskin.

"May Goddess Saraswati, who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon, and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops, who is adorned in radiant white attire, on whose beautiful arm rests the veena, and whose throne is a white lotus, who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me. May you fully remove my lethargy, sluggishness, and ignorance." - Saraswati hymn

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