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A Toraja sword, plain blade with some pitting, handle carved with chicken motif (adjoining circles), hilt with bands of fine plaited fibre, original wooden scabbard with rattan binding. Early twentieth century or nineteenth century, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pr
A large Phallic shaped Kris (ceremonial knife) holder from Bali, the majority of Balinese are Hindu and this represents Shiva Lingga. It has a male and female figure clutching the base of the large erect penis. It is painted in old red lacquer and still ha
An Early Lute (hasapi), Toba Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia, (nineteenth century), carved wood, string and pigments, 72.6 cm long. Provenance: Sulawesi Arts, Bali. Acquired from above by Dr Peter Elliott, in 1998, The extremity in form of bird. Body intri
A Carved Monkey, Kodi Village, West Sumba, Indonesia, (early-mid twentieth century), carved hardwood and pigments, 28.6 cm high. Provenance: Bulan Art, Bali. Acquired from above by Dr Peter Elliott, in the mid 1990s
Three Kris Handles, South Sumatra (early twentieth century), carved hardwood, 9.8 cm; 9.7 cm; 12.6 cm long (3). Provenance: Donald Friend, Bali (gifted 1970s);, Palembang bazaar, Indonesia (1970s) (previous cat. no. 54W&B)
Six old kris handles from Java and Bali, 19th century; 'My collection of Kris handles was started in 1985 and I bought many of the first ones from Daeng Iskander, an important Art Dealer in Bali who helped Barbier Mueller build his Indonesian Art collectio
An old and finely carved betel nut accessory box, Flores Island, Indonesia, 19th century; the hardwood box with finely incised geometric and abstract designs over the entire surface except for the bottom and short legs. Provenance: Purchased from Daeng Isk
An ancestor figure, Atoni or Tetum people, West Timor, Indonesia; ancestor figure [ai bahat] early 20th century; in Timor, tattoos signal identity and status. Their talismanic qualities protect the living and the soul after death. He is incised with intric
A gilded copper Balinese Kris Hilt. Bali, Indonesia, height 13.5 cm, including stand 20.5 cm. The hilt is in the form of the Hindu deity Bayu,the God of the Winds, the father of Bhimaand the spiritual father of Lord Hanuman. Bayuis holding a mirror in his
An ivory Balinese Kris hilt, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century. 11 cm high, including stand 16.5 cm high. The hilt is in the form of araksasa (demon) Pratima, superbly carved with intricate detail, with one arm raised behind his back ready to strike. In Hindu
Bali, ceremonial Textile, silk, cotton and metal thread. This long violet-coloured panel features a repeated pattern arranged in a grid with an eight-pointed star and tendril motif interspersed with rosettes in dark purple, orange, green and silver threads
North Bali, ceremonial lower garment / wrap (Saput Songket or Kampuh Songket), silk, silver thread, cotton, supplementary weft weave. Checked pattern with star motifs in silver and pink weft patterns. Balinese aristocrats of the early twentieth century are
Bali, lower garment (Saput Songket), silk, gold and silver thread, supplementary weft weave. The pink body of this silk cloth has been decorated with weft ikat in a pattern of flowers, vines and scrolls. The borders are decorated with a tumpal (triangle) d
Bali, Cepuk, cotton, natural dyes, weft ikat. Background of deep red, with a geometric weft ikat design set within a framing structure of stripes, bands and ikat sections. The flower pattern in the centre is made up of vertical rows of lozenges, 113 x 79 c
Possibly Jingdezhen, covered pot, decorated in green and red enamels on whitish glaze with deer in central band and floral scroll pattern on shoulder. The decorative metal base and lid were made in Bali, 24 cm height
Kamasan, Bali, Laksmana, flag (Kober), c1920s, pigment on European cotton cloth, 67 x 65 cm. Other notes: rectangular flags (kober) are produced in pairs with the same image on both sides, so a pair of flags consists of four pieces of painted cloth. They u
Bali, 210-day calendar (Tika), ink and pigments on cloth, 90 x 190 cm. Other notes: a visual representation of the Balinese 210-day calendar (pawukon). The grid in the top left consists of vertical columns to indicate the days of the week, each box is fill
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