Stopper with base

Magician-priests used wooden containers like this to hold ritual potions. A carving of a man riding a horse, with a Naga Muchalinda (a snake-like being) in a protective pose behind him, decorates the cover. The man on the horse is a popular Batak motif.

Indigenous Name
perminaken
Artist Name
Batak
Date/Period
1930's
Region
Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: 33 x 8 x 7.5 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-11429
Material
Wood
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving

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