Decorative Mask - Hardwood - Toba Batak - Sumatra, Indonesia

Description
Decorative Mask - Hardwood - Toba Batak - Sumatra, Indonesia
Late 20th century - Good

Decorative Mask from a Batak carver from the Toba Lake. It was purchased in the 1980s from a friend of mine in a Batak village and has been with me since 1996.
The mask shows an impressive physiognomy. The whole mask is encrusted by an artificial black patina.
Nevertheless it was never in use at Batak rituals it is a interesting showpiece of the indigenous handicraft of its time.

Höhe: 32 cm/ 12,6 in.

Lot details
Object
Decorative Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Toba Batak
Region/ country
Sumatra, Indonesia
Material
Hardwood
Period
Late 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
320×170×120 mm
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