Finial from a Hasapi, Karo-Batak, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
This is a fine finial from a Lute (Hasapi) in the shape of a sitting protective figure with tucked up legs. There is a small standing figure on the back, which is very rare.
Made of hardwood, fine reddish brown patina, slightly dam., cracks. On wooden base.
Height without base: 10 cm - 3.9 inch.
Provenance: obtained at an antique market "Dreef" in Haarlem (Netherlands), about 5 years ago and since then in my private collection.