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Lot #85 - A 19th/20th-Century 'Aitos' Ancestor Figure, Timor Island, Indonesia

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    85
  • Lot Description:
    A 19th/20th-Century 'Aitos' Ancestor Figure, Timor Island, Indonesia
    AITOS, meaning 'distant ancestors', influence all daily affairs and are considered to be the source of health, well-being and fertility. Wooden sculptures like this were placed on circular stone mounts at the centre of the village.
    140 cm
  • Provenance:
    Daeng Iskender, Bali; The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$600 - 800
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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