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Balinese statues with real hair inserts are highly scarce ,
In the old tradition they only appear now and then.(see for example rv 370-890)
Our example of old man with rooster/chicken is made during the transition of traditional Balinese sculpture to sculptures made for sale. The combination of real hair, eyes with carved iris and the craftsmanship of the carved details gives the statue a very nice natural expression.
See for a comparable sculpture rv-6137-15 .
Condition is good, some hair lost and a small track on the back.
ref: Art fallen from heaven - Koos van Brakel, page 44.
Bali , around 1910.
Size total: 23 cm.
€ 1250 ,- HOLD
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