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ANCESTRAL STATUE

Unknown1938

Museum Nasional Indonesia

Museum Nasional Indonesia

This is pair of ancestral statues with blue, wide open eyes. The eyes are to remind the local community that their ancestors continue to watch over them, and judge their daily behavior. The people of Flores usually display these statues, in front of their houses, on an altar of worship.

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Details

  • Title: ANCESTRAL STATUE
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1938
  • Location: Flores, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: h595 mm
  • Classification: Ethnography
  • Type: Wood Carving

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