Asian Tribal Art - Female Ancestor Figure, Kondh People, Orissa, India

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Female ancestor figure

Kondh people, Orissa, India
Cast bronze
18" (45.7 cm) high
Late 19th to early 20th century
Al Farrow

The mother of all Kondh ancestor figures, this large example holds a cup to one breast and balances a jug on her head with her right hand. Featured in Bronze Sculptures of the Kondh by Barbara C. Johnson, Tribal Art magazine, Summer 2005, pg. 79, fig. 3.


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