Lot: 895th 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||
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.