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Title

Figure ('hau atoni')

circa 1920-1930

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Other Title
    Protective figure (Hau Antoni)
    Place where the work was made
    West Timor East Nusa Tenggara Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia
    Cultural origin
    Webriamata Village, Belu region
    Date
    circa 1920-1930
    Media category
    Ceremonial object
    Materials used
    wood
    Dimensions
    95.2 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Peter Elliott 2006
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    196.2006
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    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