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Carved Wooden Ancestor Sculpture with Rattan Body from Borneo (circa 1960s)


SKU 0903

Carved wooden ancestor sculpture with rattan-covered body from Kalimantan (Borneo), (circa 1960s), on a contemporary stand. The elegant rattan body is topped by two female figures, back-to-back. One of them appears pregnant. It is possible the figures reference original ancestors or, coupled figures can also refer to siblings and twins (ref: Indonesian Tribal Art, Bruce W. Carpenter, 2015). The piece is in good vintage condition commensurate with age. Upon request a video of the piece can be provided. 

Dimensions (without stand):

H 35.5 cm / 14.0"

Dia 2.0 cm / 0.8"