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An image of ’Adu Zatua’, Ancestor figure by

Central Nias, Indonesia

Title
’Adu Zatua’, Ancestor figure
Place of origin
Central NiasIndonesia
Year
late 19th century
Media categories
Sculpture, Ceremonial object
Materials used
wood
Dimensions

40.5 cm

Credit
Gift of Christopher Worrall Wilson 2010
Accession number
522.2010
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, July 2011.