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Specifications

  • Height: 52,5 cm.
  • Material: wood
  • Position: seated
  • Gender: male
  • Indigenous name: adu zatua

Provenance

Guy van Rijn, Brussels; private collection, Antwerp, Belgium

Publications

Rossel, Siebe & Arnold Wentholt (2008), Tribal Treasures in Dutch Private Collections, 120

Additional information

Six ancestor figures in this style are known in public collections: Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin; Museum Nasional, Jakarta; Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum Barbier-Mueller, Geneva; Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam and in the Collection of the Vereinigte Evangelische Mission, Wuppertal. Because of the congruency in style, these statues could hail from the same workshop.

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