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.
- Ancestral figure couple - 110 cm
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Timor (west), Indonesia
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 110×12×11 cm
- 6.2 kg