Ancestor Figure

Ata Oro, Indonesia
19th Century

Of elegant elongated form this Ata Oro figure is an exceptional example.  Standing on bent legs extending upward to a thin torso with projecting arms surmounted by a finely carved angular head. The exaggeratedly thin and long limbs combined with great areas of negative space create a powerful artistic image. The patina is deep from generations of use and exposure, the lighter area around the waist is where a skirt was once attached. In excellent condition.

This figure stands 12.5 inches in height.

SOLD / IN 4-01-09