Amulet Figure
Indonesia, Flores
Early 20th Century, Brass
Provenance: Anthony F. Granucci, California

Published: Granucci, Anthony F. 2005. The Art of the Lesser Sundas. Singapore: Editions Didier Millet. Fig. 20.

These small metal figures are found throughout Indonesia. This female figure is a beautiful example. The distinctive headdress in a topknot formation tapers down the head of the figure. The face is naturalistic and there are hints of subtle decoration above her genitalia. Most likely representing a spirit, these figures were protective agents against various threats.

Height: 4 inches
IN 7-5-16 / Price on Request


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