Loan Object

Pair of Ancestor Figures (Itara)

19th century

Wood, cord and cotton cloth

left - female: 33.5 x 7 x 9 cm (13 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.) right - male: 37.5 x 7.5 x 9 cm (14 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.) base: 25.5 x 13 x 4 cm (10 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) base+object (USE THIS FOR CASE CHECK): 40.64 x 25.72 x 13.02 cm(16 x 10
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.806
Culture: 
Atauro
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Atauro, East Timor
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Jerome Feldman, The Eloquent Dead: Ancestral Sculpture of Indonesia and Southeast Asia (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1985), 179, fig. 229.

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