Carving - Bone - Tanimbar, Indonesia

Description
Carving - Bone - Tanimbar, Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Fair

Statuette in bone from the Tanimbar island, located in the Moluccas archipelago in eastern Indonesia. This figurine has a prophylactic role for animist populations of this Indonesian archipelago.

Long earrings are hanging on the figure’s ears. The figurine is seated cross-legged, with the arms crossed on the abdomen.

Bone with a brown-honey patina. There are some little desiccation cracks on the matter.

Lot details
Object
Carving
Region/ country
Tanimbar, Indonesia
Material
Bone
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
25×4×3 cm
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