Charm from a Sword Fetish Bundle
Wood, copper wire
19th/early 20th Century

6.5 in/16.5 cm

The Nias charm is a very nice and extremely rare object. It is the only such piece I have ever seen come on the market, although I have seen others in museum collections. I took it off the tooth fetish myself. The owner wanted to reunite the bundle with his sword but was willing to part with the figure. It was first sold by Steven Alpert.