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Ritual Staff (Tungkot Malehat)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Indonesia, Sumatra
Culture:
Toba Batak people
Medium:
Wood, fiber, feathers
Dimensions:
Length 58-1/2 in.
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.143.90
Not on view
Ben Tursch, Brussels, Belgium, 1976–1977]; [Alain Schoffel, Paris, 1977–1978]; Fred and Rita Richman, New York, 1978–1988

Stöhr, Waldemar. De Bataks op Weg, Tentoonstelling. Delft: Ethnografisch Museum Delft, 1967.

van Brakel, J.H. Budaya Indonesia: kunst en cultuur in Indonesië. Amsterdam: Tropenmuseum, 1987.

Barbier, Jean-Paul, and Douglas Newton. Islands and Ancestors: Indigenous Styles of Southeast Asia. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988.

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. 17, pp.42-43.

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