Nias Seated Figure
This 10 1/4" tall seated figural carving from Nias is beautifully carved with attention to his headdress, Longear ornament, coconut shell necklace, bracelets on his right wrist, sleeveless war jacket/vest, and facial details. The pupil in each eye is a tiny nail. One stable hairline thin crack is visible just inside from his left hand. Nice patination from handling. An excellent example of early 20th century (if not earlier) Indonesian art, purchased recently from a Los Angeles collection.