Magic Amulet

Toba Batak, Sumatra
19th Century

This rare amulet, also know as (Parsimboraan), is a true monumental miniature. Cast from lead, this magical object is wonderfully conceived. Two half are figures represented in totem style, surrealistically joined at the opposite ‘poles’ of the piece. The original woven magical bundle is still present on the top of the object. The surface of the object shows great handling; the highpoints of the piece are all worn, consistent with traditional handling.

This amulet stands 4.5 inches tall

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