1 Ancestor post, 1 Roof top carving - Wood - Atoni - Timor (west), Indonesia

Description
1 Ancestor post, 1 Roof top carving - Wood - Atoni - Timor (west), Indonesia
2nd half 20th century - Good

DIMENSIONS: cm 28; cm 26 WEIGHT: 1.85 kg; 1.56 KG

On offer is an ancestor pole fragment and a roof top carved as an ancestor head.
in Timor these kind of objects are connected with the cult of ancestor and have several ritual functions.

Last pictures, personally taken on field, show a rooftop carving still installed on the traditional hut roof and two ancestral poles planted on the ground.

The wine bottle in the picture has the mere purpose of giving an idea about the size of the items.




Lot details
Object
1 Ancestor post, 1 Roof top carving
Ethnic group/ culture
Atoni
Region/ country
Timor (west), Indonesia
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×9×9 cm
Weight
1.85 kg
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