Painting from a Sacred House with Various Magical Symbols
Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia
Wood, pigment
Early 20th century

Ex Thomas Murrray
Ex Francois Coppens

cf The Batak by Achim Sibeth, 1991, pg 115-122

This panel from a traditional house depicts a pair of fighting cocks and other totemic animal images surrounded by stars, moons, symbols, and lines of Batak script. The framing red leaf elements are likely references to the Tree of Life.

52 x 25 in :: 132 cm
Inventory# 5662


Batak Painting
Batak Painting