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Figure d´ancêtre "adu zatua"

Indonésie - Nias

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Herbert Hamak, Hammelburg, Germany H: 31,5 cm 1000 EUR
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wood, base

This figure wears a palm leaf crown and long earrings "sialu", as they were typically worn by women.

The figures served as homes for the spirits of deceased ancestors and were common throughout Nias. They served as a medium to contact the ancestors. They were revered and received offerings.