ALL BATAK POSESSION OR OLD HISTORICAL ITEM FROM BATAK CULTURES WERE SWAPT WITH BIBLE AND NOTHING LEFT IN BATAK.EVEN PUSTAHA BOOK WAS GONE.IF YOU WISH TO LEARN BATAK YOU HAVE TO APPLY TO UNITED STATE UNIVERSITY.WHAT A jokes.
The stopper of this container depicts a rider mounted on a supernatural animal known as a singa. Often combining the features of horses, snakes, water buffalo, large feline predators, and other animals, singa are fantastic composite creatures that serve as supernatural protectors and are associated with the nobility.
Container for Magical Substances (Perminangken [?]), 19th–early 20th century
Toba Batak people, Sumatra, Indonesia
Wood, Chinese trade ceramic; H. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988 (1988.124.2a,b)