Lot: 8

95th Tribal Art Auction

Ancestor figure "adu zatua"

Indonesia - Nias

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Heinrich Sundermann, Ladbergen/Göttingen, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 28 May 2016, Lot 13
H: 19.1 inch 1200 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base Very coarse, in almost cubistic style carved figure with the arms producing a W-configuration. The facial features only vaguely marked by incisions. Due to palmleaf crown and headband it is probably an ancestor figure "adu zatua", but the figure could also have served as a protective figure, for example against diseases.