Ancestor Figure

Ataoro, Indonesia
19th Century

This is one of the largest Ataoro figures I have ever handled. While this figure is conceived in classic form it steps outside the boundaries not only by its size; but by its overall sculptural quality and attention to detail. The figure is wearing a beautiful necklace around its neck as well as a comb in the coiffure; these details suggest this figure was very important to the clan. The patina is deep and varied, note the lighter color of the wood around the waist of the figure; this is where a skirt was attached a long time a go. The figure also has old red fabric tied around its torso. In excellent condition.

This figure stands 14.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 2101