Royal Ancestor Figure

Central Nias, Indonesia
19th Century
Previous Collection: Scheinlien, collected 1880

The strong tense legs are surmounted by a beautiful thin body and classically sculpted head with intense expression and tall royal crown. The figure is adorned with long earrings and a carved necklace The profile really shows off the fine highlights of the figure. The patina is deep and antique from generations of exposure. This piece has sustained no losses and is in excellent condition. There is an old label on the bottom of the base stating its early collection date.

This figure stands 15 in tall.

SOLD / IN 8-8-09