Ancestor Figure

Nias, Batu Island, Indonesia
19th Century
Previous collection;
An Old Dutch Collection

This well balanced ancestor figure from Batu Island is a rare and fine example. The tightly carved body is surmounted by a sensitive concave face, possessing a beautiful nose that tapers to the brow creating a very elegant image. The figure is covered in its original red pigment which seems to be embedded into the wood. In excellent condition.
This figure stands 13 inches in height.

SOLD / IN 1-09-06