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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 Balinese painted "Palintangan" calendar, mid 20th century. A Balinese painted 'Palintangan' calendar, mid 20th century, well mounted on board and framed, this hand drawn and painted Art work depicts various figural forms and script in each panel. The Pal
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
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