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Ancestor Figure (Adu Zatua)

19th–early 20th century
Indonesia, Sumatra, North Sumatra
Ono Niha people or Batu Islands
H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Fred and Rita Richman, 1988
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 355
[Gallery Drie, Enschede, The Netherlands]; Fred and Rita Richman, New York, until 1988

Horsky, R. "Religiöse Holzplastik auf Nias." Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien vol. 53, part 1 (1942), pp. 374–98.

Taylor, Paul Michael, and Lorraine Aragon. Beyond the Java Sea: Art of Indonesia's Outer Islands. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

Capistrano-Baker, Florina H. Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, no. 39, pp. 80-81.

Feldman, J. Arc of the Ancestors: Indonesian Art from the Jerome L. Joss Collection at UCLA. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1994.

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