Wood, blackened, figure of closed contours with serene stylized facial features, hands joined in ornamental design showing some Asiatic influence.
Such figures were used in manipulative magic by the Toba Batak tribe.
Slightly damaged, paint rubbed off.
H: 37 cm (14 ½ inches).
Literature: Batak, Kunst aus Sumatra, Museum fur Volkerkund, Frankfurt 2000, p. 90.
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