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
$6,500 / SOLD

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.