Ancestor Figures Pair
Atauro, Indonesia
19th- early 20th century
Provenance: Old American collection

Atauro ancestor figures were often rendered in a Cubistic sculptural style and feature a unique "forward sloping shoulders" iconography. Such stylistic affinities with Modernism have made these figures very sought after by collectors but being from a very tiny island, only a few survive. They were primarily hung from the rafters, sometimes in pairs, and occasionally retain the cord that tied them together, as in this case.

Heights: Female: 6.75” Male: 6.5”
IN 2-12-17 / SOLD


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