Lot: 120

98th Auction

Magic figure

Indonesia - Sumatra, Toba-Batak

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Private Collection H: 14.6 inch 700 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, cracks

The present armless and legless sculpture may be a "figure of defensive character", as they were hung upside down in rows in the gable of the house.


Sibeth, Achim & Bruce W. Carpenter, Batak Sculpture, Singapore 2007, p. 137, ill. 167 right