Adu Nuwu Ancestor Figure
Wood, trade cloth
19th/very early 20th Century

11 in/28 cm

A very rare figure, probably from the north of Nias, with an abstract "minimalist" face, great sculptural rhythms and a fine old crusty patina.

Provenance: Ex Dr.Goldschmidt, and was acquired from a missionary collection in the
vicinity of Zaltbommel,the South of Holland.To my knowledge it was brought back to Holland between 1915 - 1917