<em>Ancestor Figure (Adu Bihara)</em>, early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 10 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (25.7 x 6 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, George C. Brackett Fund, 34.6076. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.6076_SL1.jpg)

Ancestor Figure (Adu Bihara)

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (25.7 x 6 x 6.4 cm)


Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

Accession Number: 34.6076

Image: 34.6076_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden female figure, seated, with prominent headdress. Represents ancestor of the group. Said to have come from the house of a chieftain of the village of Gunung Sitoli, and to have been obtained in 1914 before the Rhine Mission Association had converted most of the locals and destroyed most of the remaining 'idols.'

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