Ancestor Personal Idol From Kuanara, Kelimutu Lake. Central Flores 1900s

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Seller: dave1000.123 (4.014) 100%, Location: Traralgon, Victoria, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183769735458 A Rare Hand Carved Ancestor Idol from Kuanara, Kelimutu Lake, Central Flores. Early-mid 1900’s. Hand carved wood using traditional hand tools. Brown Patina Female form. height; 18cm. weight; 69 grams Ex-Peter Elliot Collection auction several years ago at Moss Green Sydney Estate Auction. Catalogue photo added. Ex Dr peter Elliott Collection, the group pictured resold in a Sydney Auction house Tribal Arts Sale three months after the Miss Green Sale. Picture added. Dr. Elliott was a highly respected Australian doctor who, throughout his career, travelled extensively across South East Asia and Oceania teaching doctors in the region. It was during these trips that Dr. Elliott became fascinated with the local art and artefacts and thus began his life-long passion for collecting Oceanic and South East Asian Art. Over many years of travelling the globe, Dr. Elliott amassed incredible works of art from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, The Philippines, Vanuatu and the Himalayan region which now formed a significant part of his remarkable collection. The Peter Elliott Collection was an extraordinary private collection acquired over seventy years by a remarkable and inspiring man. Peter Elliott grew up surrounded by art – his father was a friend and patron of Norman Lindsay, and several other modern Australian artists – and he acquired his first piece in 1947, soon after he left his service with the Navy at the age of seventeen. Following graduation, he went on to become a highly respected and decorated surgeon, but it was as a passionate and dedicated art collector that he became most well-known. The collection featured exceptional works by some of Australia’s finest artists including Brett Whiteley, William Robinson, Jeffrey Smart, Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, John Brack, Justin O’Brien, an exceptional Oceanic and Indigenous arts collection and a large and extensive collection of Chinese and South East Asian arts, European antiques and decorative arts. Purchased from: The Peter Elliott Collection Condition: RARE. Nice Size, Very Good Intact Used Condition. Couple of bumps as expected, no splits or insect damage. Ex-Doctor Peter Elliot Collection sold at Estate Auction in Sydney several years ago., Provenance: Ownership History Available, Product Type: Figurines, Originating Region: South East Asia, Era: 1900s, Material: Wood, Original/Reproduction: Original

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