Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Oceania
IndonesiaFiguresAncestor figures
Further details
Male 'Itara' ancestor image, typically found in male/female pairs. These figures were kept in the chiefs house with other sacred ornaments, dressed in the clothing respective to their gender, they were used in the detection of thieves.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Atauro Island (East Timor)
DATE
19th century - 20th century
LOCATION
New York, Sotheby's (15 May 2003)
Contact
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