This West Timorese protective figure was to be venerated and kept inside the house. It had a protective role in the animistic society and was thought to bring good harvests, health and fortune and was worshipped. The hole in the lower stand accommodated an offering bowl in which food was placed.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2006
Protective figure (Hau Antoni)
Gift of Peter Elliott 2006
Not on display