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Title

’Adu Zatua’, Ancestor figure

late 19th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This work depicts a carved male figure in a crouching position. He has a stylized moustache and beard and is wearing a single earring and necklet. The figure has bent arms, each holding a solid object, and is resting on one knee.The elongated carved headdress was intended to give a realistic representation of actual headdresses made of rattan, cloth and gold worn by senior members of the community.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, July 2011.


Details


Place where the work was made

Central Nias Indonesia


Date

late 19th century


Materials used

wood


Dimensions

40.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Christopher Worrall Wilson 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

522.2010