Picture and containers (4) - Buffalo bone, Buffalo horn, Wood - Batak - Lombok, Sumatra, Indonesia

Description
Picture and containers (4) - Buffalo bone, Buffalo horn, Wood - Batak - Lombok, Sumatra, Indonesia
20th century - Good

An old Batak carving from Sumatra and
3 (medicinal) containers from Sumatera and Bali.

The wood carving is 28 cm high.
It is a particularly cheerful set. Usually the ancestor sits on the back of the animal, but here it sits on its head. It was taken to the Netherlands in the first half of the last century together with the medicine container.

The Batak medicine container is 20 cm high including the stopper.
The stopper and the bottom are of a nice wood kind, the container is of buffalo horn. The stopper is a beautiful little carving, can be seen on the pictures.

The smaller container is from buffalo bone and wood. Beautiful engraving of frog figures. Probably from Lombok and 14,5 cm high.

A beautiful wider container of wood and buffalo horn is 14 cm high and 6,5cm wide. This is from Bali. Engraving, among others, of a gate. On the lid a crab,known as Karka or Lintang Yuyu (crab constellation) in Bali.

Lot details
Total nr of items
4
Object
Picture and containers
Ethnic group/ culture
Batak
Region/ country
Lombok, Sumatra, Indonesia
Material
Buffalo bone, Buffalo horn, Wood
Period
20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×5×8 cm
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