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Ancestor statue - Wood - yene - Leti, Indonesia

Lot reference 26418009
Ancestor statue - Wood - yene - Leti, Indonesia

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mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Ancestor statue (More lots)
Indigenous object name: yene
Region/ country: Leti, Indonesia
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 50×13×12 cm

this is an expressive LETI island ancestor figure made from quite hard wood. The weathered surface adds to the appearance of the sculpture, whose age can only be estimated.

The object comes from a German Art Gallery.

the following text is copied from the webpage of the MET Museum :

Throughout the islands of Maluku Tenggara (...), ancestor images indicated important links between the living and the dead. Small seated ancestor figures depicted deceased family members and were kept and used within the home. Each (yene sculpture) depicted a specific recently deceased individual and served as a vessel in which his or her spirit resided temporarily before departing for the land of the dead and to which it periodically returned to receive offerings or be consulted about important matters. Male ancestors were shown seated with the legs drawn in to the body, and female ancestors were depicted with the legs crossed.

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    Hi Herbert!
    knowing that really authentic pieces are out of reach for mere mortals, i buy only what i like. I don't worry about anything else. The figure is beautiful!!!
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