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Container for Magical Substances (Perminangken?)

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Indonesia, Sumatra
Culture:
Toba Batak people
Medium:
Wood, trade ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.143.40
Not on view
Louis T. Wells, Boston, acquired figure in 1972 near Pematang Siantar, Sumatra, until 1976 (pot acquired after 1972); [James Willis, San Francisco, 1976]; Fred and Rita Richman, New York, 1976–1988

Schoffel, Alain. Arts primitifs de l'Asie du Sud-Est : Assam, Sumatra, Bornéo, Philippines: collection Alain Schoffel. Meudon: Chaffin, 1981.

Taylor, Paul Michael, and Lorraine Aragon. Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

Capistrano-Baker, Florina H. Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, no. 22, pp. 50-51; 126.

Feldman, J. Arc of the Ancestors: Indonesian Art from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at UCLA. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1994.

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