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Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Ancestor Figure

19th century

Wood and cord; carved and twisted

34.5 × 8.2 × 8.2 cm (13 9/16 × 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 in.) base: 5 × 9 × 8.5 cm (1 15/16 × 3 9/16 × 3 3/8 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.657
Geography: 
Made in East Timor
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Atauro
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: J. Hope, London; C. Valluet, Paris; P. Guimiot, Brussels

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.