Ancestral figure couple - 110 cm - Wood - Atoni - Timor (west), Indonesia

Description
Ancestral figure couple - 110 cm - Wood - Atoni - Timor (west), Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

DIMENSIONS:  cm 110 x 12; 87 x 13 Weight: 6,2 Kg; 4 kg

Large couple of statues depicting male and female ancestors in standing position. The long hearrings of the woman, and the headdress of the man are symbols of high social status.

They have traces of wear and minor losses at the base, consistently with age and use.

These kind of figures are linked to the ancient animist religion, centered on the cult of ancestors, that is still live in some areas of rural Timor.

The wine bottle in the pictures has the mere purpose of giving an idea about the size of the objects.

Lot details
Object
Ancestral figure couple - 110 cm
Ethnic group/ culture
Atoni
Region/ country
Timor (west), Indonesia
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
110×12×11 cm
Weight
6.2 kg
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