PUSTAHA, DIVINATION BOOK, INCLUDING PODA NI RAMBU SIPORHAS; ON DIVINATION WITH A DOUBLE STRING, MENTIONING DATU GUSAR NI AJI
MS in Toba-Batak on bast, Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th c., 58 ff., folding book, 17×24 cm, single column (15×23 cm), 16-20 lines in Batak script, ca 75 large, complex, finely-drawn figures in black ink coloured red.
Binding: Sumatra, Indonesia, 19th c., carved wooden covers.
Context: The wooden covers are of the same style as those of MS Chester Beatty 1115, but more detailed.
Provenance: 1. Sam Fogg cat. 19(1998):151.
Commentary: The name Datu Gusar ni aji is often found in chains of transmission of rambu siporhas texts. This MS is a fine and early specimen of Batak art.