Ancestral Wood Figure

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“The Forgotten Islands”

Known for their distinctive and powerful wood carvings depicting ancestral figures, this exceptional example is of aged wood that is brittle and fragile. This carving is carved from one piece of wood and is a very fine example of their cultural statues.

The “Forgotten Island” are also known as the Tanimbar Islands- a small archipelago in Maluku Tenggara, East Indonesia. The Tanimbar Islands are made up of Yamdena, Larat, Sera, Fordata, Selaru and several other smaller islands.

Description

“The Forgotten Islands”

Known for their distinctive and powerful wood carvings depicting ancestral figures, this exceptional example is of aged wood that is brittle and fragile. This carving is carved from one piece of wood and is a very fine example of their cultural statues.

The “Forgotten Island” are also known as the Tanimbar Islands- a small archipelago in Maluku Tenggara, East Indonesia. The Tanimbar Islands are made up of Yamdena, Larat, Sera, Fordata, Selaru and several other smaller islands.

Additional information

Origin

Moluccas, Indonesia

Date

19th Century

Dimensions

13.5" x 5" x 4.5"


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