Lot: 9

Ancestor figure "adu zatua"

Indonesia - Nias

Provenance Size Hammer price
Waldemar Stöhr & Elisabeth Stöhr-Johannsen, Cologne, Germany (coll. in situ)
Klefisch, Cologne, 11. Oktober 2013, Lot 110
European Private Collection

Elisabeth Stöhr-Johannsen was born in 1932 in Siantar, Sumatra, Indonesia, and grew up on a mission station in Batak country. Later living in Cologne, she remained closely connected to the country throughout her life as a member of the German-Indonesian Society. She was married to the ethnologist Waldemar Stöhr (*1925), who shared her love for Indonesia, which was reflected in joint journeys, articles and exhibitions. W. Stöhr wrote a number of publications on Indonesian art and culture, including the first comprehensive history of religion of the island state in German.
H: 12.8 inch sold