Batak Ancestor figure called Samboan - For Sale

Batak Ancestor figure called Samboan
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This item has been SOLD. A very fine quality Batak figure that has been called both a Samboan or ancestor figure and a Pagar or protection figure. The absence of the hollowed area in the head or chest, which is filled with magic called pupik, lessens the Pagar attribution, yet the figure could also be empowered with offering placed at his feet in receptacles. We can only speculate. This figure is part of a Seattle collection that we acquired almost two decades ago. A very refined figure, standing in the classic bent knee posture, with arms forward across the lower torso holding a head. Rich, dark patina with surface losses around the head along with minor dents and mild cracking, (as shown), this is a very fine example of a classic Toba Batak figure. Accompanied by a custom metal display stand. Height 13.75". Mid 20th Century

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CLARKE & CLARKE Art + Artifacts
7605 SE 27th St
Mercer Island
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