Northern Nias, Indonesia
This iconic Nias figure is among the best I have handled. It is extremely
rare to find examples with completely unaltered surfaces. This figure
has never been cleaned or waxed. The sensitively carved body is surmounted
by a hauntingly expressive face; and wonderfully carved earrings that
signify high rank. The expression and posture epitomizes the “ancestor
figure” in tribal art.
This figure is 12.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN1004