A Batak Couple called Debata Idup - For Sale

A Batak Couple called Debata Idup
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This item has been SOLD. We acquired this very fine Debata Idup couple from a Yogyakarta collection over two decades ago. Debata Idup is first of all a representative of the Supreme God "Si Mulajadi na Bolon and according to DR. Jamaluddin S. Hasibuan, Debata Idup in the form of a couple is present in a household to cure the problem of sterility. The Debata Idup were invoked simultaneously by the husband and wife. The effigies being held and worshiped in a prescribed ritual. In addition the Debata Idup was the protector of the house, its occupants and their fields. Both figures have the old receptacles in their chests, where the Datu placed the empowering magic called pupik. The female is wrapped in an "Ijuke" blanket which further empowers her. The receptacle plugs were removed long ago and only residual of the pupik remains. Nice patina and some encrustation. The feet and areas on the bodies show minor losses. Accompanied by custom metal display stands. Height, male 12", female 11.5". Mid 20th C.

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CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
7605 SE 27th St
Mercer Island
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Phone : 206 232 4456

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