ITEM 16227

Belt with Talismanic Inscriptions

Lampung or Palembang, Sumatra
19th / early 20th century
Mixed metal buckle, silk, metallic wrapped threads; engraving, couching
116 x 132 cm / 47 x 3.75 in

Ex Roger Hollander Collection

This belt buckle, worn by a nobleman and commissioned from a court workshop, features inscribed magical lettering that served to protect the wearer from malevolent ghosts, bullets and blades.

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