254. A standing wooden Nias ancestor figure (adu zatua)
A standing wooden Nias ancestor figure (adu zatua)
Late 19th century
The hands clasping a vase or urn, elongated earlobes reaching to the shoulders, necklace and bracelets, headdress crowned with a fan motif. on the reverse in white ink the inscription 137/Nias.
H. 37 cm (excl. stand)
– Collection Mr. PHA Tuin, who worked as a lawyer on Sumatra in the ninteen-forties
– Private collection, The Netherlands