ITEM ID: 0015

Vintage Sumatra Toba Batak Tribe Ceremonial Medicine Container

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Year Created: 20th c.
Year Acquired: 2013
Condition: Like New

Vintage medicine container made by the Toba Batak people in Sumatra. It has superb details on the figurine and the central column. The stopper has a figure carved with a bird on his head and riding atop an animal. They watch over the content: the magical concoctions of the shaman.

The central column is made of cow bone and the base along with the carved stopper are made from wood. The body of the piece is carved with the Toba Batak calendar and magic images.

It is in good condition without chips, cracks or breaks although the wood has some signs of use and wear.

 

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