X91.613a,b Ancestor figures

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Object Name: Ancestor figures

Artist: Unknown

Cultural Group: Nage peoples

Place of Origin: Central Flores, Indonesia

Date: 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: H: 57.50 cm, W: 18.50 cm, D: 13.00 cm

Materials Used: Wood

Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. The Jerome L. Joss Collection. X91.613a,b

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Description

These figures represent the founding ancestors of the community. Their original placement, flanking the entrance to the ceremonial house of the ruling lineage, would have asserted the special relationship of the rulers to the founding ancestors.

Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

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