Lot: 13

Ancestor figure

Vietnam, Jorai

Provenance Size Hammer price
Ulrich Kortmann, Dortmund, Germany H: 39.4 inch 400 EUR

ironwood, light grey patina due to weathering, insect caused damage, burn marks, base The Jorai are a minority group based in Vietnam’s central highlands. Most figurative sculpture of the Jorai relates to ancestor worship and funerary rites. The present figure probably once belonged to a group of figures that were placed around a Jorai gravesite. The figures rose from high posts and served as spiritual guardians.