Pair of Amulet figures

Lio, Flores, Indonesia, 18th-19th C.
Published: Art of the Lesser Sundas by Anthony Granucci,
Pg 104 (13-14)

This rare pair of miniature amulet figures cast in bronze are conceived in the archaic style. They are representations of ancestor deities that closely mirror the wood figures called ( Ana-Deo ). The bodies are naturalistic and nude; with arms that are held outward with hands cupped most likely to receive offerings. This pose is seen in abstract figural Sumba textile work. This pair has been in use for hundreds of years; this is evident by the extreme surface wear on such a hard medium.

The female figure is 2.75" tall.
The male figure is 2.80" tall.

IN 5-6-13/ Price On Request