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Carved Oriental Figure of a Man with Tattoos

Auction:
2196
Lot:
324
Sold for:
$212$180

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Auction:
Sale #2196 - 2196
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Carved Oriental Figure of a Man with Tattoos, probably Indonesia, 19th century, gesso over wood unarticulated figure with narrow black glass eyes, smiling mouth, recessed black mohair wig knotted high on head, naked sexed body with elaborate black tattoo patterns from waist to knees, and scattered red tattoos on upper body, right arm extended, (areas of gesso flaking, general crazing), mounted on green painted stand, figure ht. 12 in.
Estimate $400-500

Keywords

Indonesia, Fashion, Tattooing