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Batak Medicine Horn / Container, Sumatra

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Detail: From Batak tribes of Northern Sumatra. Wood and buffalo horn. Naga / Singa head in front with ASO heads (human-like ancestor spirits) on the back and on the tip of the horn. A Cicak (a small nocturnal lizard found in most houses) is carved into the horn representing deities… Continue reading

Dayak Tribal Medicine Box, Sumatra

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Detail: This medicine container was used by the Batak Tribes in Sumatra. Carved from one piece of wood. Singa (mythical protective creatures) heads are looking up on each end of the box. An ASO (human-like head) adorns the top of the lid. These boxes are used to store medicines or… Continue reading

Toba Batak Heirloom Box or Chest, North Sumatra

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Detail: This is a Raja (village headman) box used to store valuable heirlooms and jewelry. The male Singha heads on each end are mythical protective creatures. Note the human figures beneath the Singha heads. A Cicak (a small nocturnal lizard commonly found in houses) carved on top represents deities who… Continue reading
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