Posted 12 years ago
A pair of what I think are ancestor portraits from the post war period. They are probably from Ubud (?).
They are large: Height: 46 cm, Width: 26 cm and Depth: 10 cm
The male figure is signed with two Chinese characters: "zòu shàn" in Indonesian "jalang baik". The female figure is not marked.
I bought them a the Kirribilli market one Saturday nearly twenty years ago. I like pairs of things. The Dutch-Indonesian connection interests me as well.... Pita Maha (Great Vitality) group.
The head dress is typically worn by young djangar dancers. It intrigues me that these portraits are of olders characters.
The carving is exquisite and is beyond the work done for the tourist market today. But then I really like some of the more modern pieces too.
What I would really like would be a piece done during the 1930's. perhaps by I GEREMBOEANG.