Tunggal Malehat, Sumatra, Indonesia
Probably late 19th - early 20th century
Wood, cotton fibres, horsehair
H. 47 cm
Batak magic staff finial, Tunggal Malehat, Sumatra, Indonesia
H.18 1/2 in
- Collection John Graham
This is an ancient and beautifully crafted sculpture dominated by a rider riding a mythical being: the Singa.
Black patina and deep scabbing, a mark of his long service to the Datu.