Large Hand Carved Singa Singa Tribal Carving from the Batak People, Sumatra
DimensionsW: 20" | D: 1.5" | H: 49"
A large antique hand carved tribal 19th century sculpture from the Batak People, northern Sumatra, called a Singa Singa with painted accents. Attracting our eye with its charismatic presence, this large hand carved shield from the Indonesian island of Sumatra is one of the most iconic images of the Batak tradition. Called a Singa Singa, it was placed in the exterior corners of the traditional houses adorned with boat-shaped roofs, to disperse fear. Presenting a high forehead and angular traits, this Singa Singa sculpture is accented with faint traces of black for the eyes and a nicely distressed patina revealing its life spent outdoors.
The back is flat with a small hole. Perfect to decorate any wall or perhaps to be mounted on a base depending on your needs, its riveting presence and delicate scrolling décor will make this Batak Singa Singa sculpture from 19th century Northern Sumatra an excellent decorative presence for any home, where it will also be ideal conversation piece.
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