Ex collection: De Silva, The Hague, Holland
This is an early example of a Toba Batak magic wand. The bronze figure
is finely cast in classic hunkered position with a deep handled patina
from traditional use. Wands with bronze finials were used by priests during
important rituals; they are thought to have great power. See “The
Batak” by Achim Sibeth pg.128 for a related example.
This wand stands 27.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN2020