Batak House Panel, North Sumatra
30 by 14 1/4in (76 by 36cm)
of rectangular form with highly intricate incised curvilinear design above the face of a singa; fine aged and weathered light brown surface.
Cf. Feldman (1994: pp. 70-84) for a discussion of the Batak house and the meaning and iconography of the singa in Batak culture.