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Title

Amulet on chain for bag


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Unlike gold which was mined locally within the Batak or surrounding regions the brass and bronze alloys were acquired through trade in the coastal towns and was handled by the brass-caster who possessed a unique set of skills. This speciality practise was most common amongst the Toba Batak. Cast in brass using the lost wax technique this amulet features the mythical 'Singa' creature.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2015


Details


Place where the work was made

North Sumatra Indonesia


Cultural origin

Toba Batak


Materials used

brass


Dimensions

31.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Christopher Worrall Wilson 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

537.2010