TRIBAL & ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
PSW00015 • ANCESTRAL MONUMENT OF LIMESTONE

Primary Source at Santa Monica Tribal Arts Show, November 2007

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PSW00015
ANCESTRAL MONUMENT.
CARVED LIMESTONE. MEDIUM FORMAT
SULAWESI, INDONESIA.
CIRCA 19th CENTURY.

HEIGHT ON STAND: 34.50”
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 14.50”

Monuments like this were used as a physical reminder and representation of the ancestral spirits that tribal Indonesians believe continue to watch over their descendants. The "Tree of Life" motif symbolizes agricultural and human regeneration.

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Ancestral Monument

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