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Indonesia Sumatra Toba Lake Bark Batak Manuscript Group

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Description

18th century or later. A group of two pustaha manuscripts, each written on bark and folded concertina-style, bound to a section of scapula; the text in black ink with illustrations in red and green; the text including symbols, Roman lettering and divinatory graphic signs; one with eight leaves, the other with nine; each inscribed in Roman script to the outer face of the scapula 'TABALAKE' and graphic signs. 144 grams, 85-99 mm (3 1/4 - 3 3/4"). Ex Steinberg collection. [2, No Reserve]

Condition

Fine condition.
Buyer's Premium

24%

Estimate £70 – £90
Starting Bid £5
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