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Ancestor Statue, Lakor Island
SAs 10141
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The artist made the high social position of the depictured very clear, with easy stylistic devices (erectness and folded arms). Even though the real body proportions are meaningless in this way of depicturing, the artist achieves a harmonic overall impression.

History of the Object
The history of this object is not known. It has been in the collections of the museum since 1917.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Wood 
Measurements
50.5 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Lakor Island 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century 
Function
Ancestor worship 
Acquisition
Purchase, 1917 Julius Konietzko. 
Copyright
GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig. Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen 
Acknowledgements
SES. Foto: Karin Wieckhorst 
Owner
Staatliche Ethnographische Sammlungen Sachsen. GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig 
Museum
Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde, Leipzig 
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