Ex: Irwin Hersey Collection, NYC
This is a dynamic example of Toba Batak art. The medicine horn functioned
as a container for a highly potent substance considered magical called
‘pupuk’. This substance could only be handled by Shaman. This
object is elaborately conceived with cascading faces on one end of the
horn and at the other end a wonderfully carved wooden stopper. The patina
is deep and varied from exposure and use. In excellent condition.
This horn is 15 inches long and 6 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 2006