INDONESIAN TRIBAL ART
Stone Sculpture


Batak Fertility Figure


Stone Female fertility figure clutching a newly born child between her legs


Stone Female fertility figure clutching a newly born child between her legs   Stone Female fertility figure clutching a newly born child between her legs   Stone Female fertility figure clutching a newly born child between her legs  
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Item-Number:840406
Item-Description:Stone Female fertility figure clutching a newly born child between her legs
Medium:Toba Tuff
Origin:North Sumatra - Batak Toba
Dimensions:Height 60 cm
Age:Early 19th century
Provenance:Collected Sumatra 1984
Condition:Weathered patina
Notes:Head has been severed and reattached. During Dutch colonial rule Batak statues were defaced in order to destroy their magical powers.


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