Yene Ancestor Statue, Maluku Tengarra, Leti islands, Indonesia

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A wooden figure of a seated male with animal/human hybrid face, with small top knot to the top of the head, arched brow ridge with deep set lentoid shaped eyes and large ears to the side. The large nose extending down the front of the face to the small slit mouth at the base, forming a beak. The legs drawn up and the folded arms resting on the knees, the hands clasping the elbows. Seated on a square base.

Height 89 cm.

Property from a Dutch private collection


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