Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Seated Male Ancestor Figure (Adu Zatua)

19th century

Wood with pigment, rattan, bamboo, and cotton cloth

31.5 x 7.5 x 9.5 cm (12 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.) base: 7.5 x 7.5 x 3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.383
Culture: 
Nias
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Nias, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: S. Alpert, Dallas

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