<em>Ancestor Figure (Iene)</em>, early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 22 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 in. (58.1 x 12.4 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 42.338. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 42.338_SL1.jpg)

Ancestor Figure (Iene)

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 22 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 5 in. (58.1 x 12.4 x 12.7 cm)


Accession Number: 42.338

Image: 42.338_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ancestor figure of brown wood showing a seated human figure with knees drawn up and arms crossed on the knees. The whole figure, especially the legs, is elongated. Ear ornaments are represented as well as a little crest on the head. The eyes and mouth are painted grey. The base of the figure is in tiers with a typical Indonesian scroll on several parts of the tiers. Condition: chipped in several places.

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