Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Oceania
IndonesiaFiguresAncestor figures
Further details
Statue for an important ancestor figure, sporting distinct facial hair, an ornamental crown and jewellery for a ceremonial activity as Nias Islanders (Ono Niha) are typically clean shaven. Such skilful designs were usually reserved for aristocratic families.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ono Niha
DATE
19th century - 20th century
LOCATION
Amsterdam, Christie's (11 December 2001)
Rights and permissions
Image reproduced by kind permission of Christie's Ltd
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