Batak Lute, Karo Batak, northern Sumatra, Indonesia, early 20th century, ornately carved featuring animals and two guardian figures on the end of the neck and a Signa at the base of the body of the instrument, ht. 33 1/4 in.
Provenance: The Charles and Blanche Derby collection, Northampton, Massachusetts; Purchased from the Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Boston family collection, collected in the 1920s while on diplomatic posting in Indonesia.
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