The behu represents the body of an ancestor. This anthropomorphic sculptured behu has a semioval bowl on the top. The purpose of the bowl is to hold a skull of a si’ulu (nobleman) on festive days. The traditional necklace of a headhunter is worked out from shoulder to shoulder.
TELLING STONES - MEGALITHS ON SUMATRA
A project at the Freie Universität Berlin
Funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Project Head: Prof. Dr. Dominik Bonatz
Model / Photo: Felix Wolter | www.felixwolter.de