From an old Dutch Collection
Exhibited in “Sculpture of the Batak “ 1979 Jim Willis Gallery
This iconic Batak figure projects great strength and spirituality. Almost
like a totem; there are two figures carved on this piece. The aggressive
powerful stare on the faces of this figure create a haunting experience.
The tight sculpture of the bodies are wonderfully conceived, the top figure
with sharp shoulders that concave into the torso creates a brilliant aerodynamic
look, while the bottom figure grasping its knees has classical beauty.
This Pagar figure has a warm reddish black patina. It should be mentioned
that at some point long ago; this figure had feathers inserted into the
top of the figure. Empty holes on the head of the top figure speak to
This piece stands 26.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 314