Ancestor Figure
Ata oro, Indonesia
Early 20th Century

Provenance: Old American Collection. Acquired from James Willis Gallery, 1980’s.

Figures such as this were created primarily for ancestor worship. This male figure would have had a female partner, and together portrayed an ancestral couple. Although the geometrically carved facial features and body are cubist in style, the figure’s slightly forward hunching shoulders suggest movement. This rare object is beautifully carved with added arm decoration and cubic facial features that rival modern sculpture.

Height: 7.75 inches
IN 7-15-17 / SOLD


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