Indonesian Tribal Art - Kendi, Sumatra

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Kendi, Sumatra


An unusual kendi holy water earthenware vessel from Lampung Regency, south Sumatra. This one stands 10 high and has painted linear designs on the body and base. The spout has the zoomorphic shape symbolizing the lower world of agriculture and the subterranean. Early 20th century.  #2652  SOLD
 

Kendi, Sumatra, spout
Kendi, Sumatra, view side
Kendi, Sumatra, left side
Kendi, Sumatra, detail
Kendi, Sumatra, base

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