Ancestor Figure

Central Nias,
19th Century

This fine royal ancestor figure is a strong example of Central Nias sculpture. The tightly carved body possesses great tension and the expressive nature of the face epitomizes royalty with its proud stare. The sensitively carved earrings and elaborate crown are proof positive that this example was the work of a master carver. The patina is fine and aged with its original pigments. In excellent condition.

SOLD / IN 2014