ST1023 Polished hardwood figure of a farmer tying a rice bale
PROBABLY FROM MAS, UBUD
H. 16 INS, 41 CMS.
An outstanding polished hardwood figure of a farmer, wearing a short loin-cloth and a palm-leaf hat, his facial features and musculature well defined, kneeling to tie a rice bale.
For more on Balinese wood carving, see the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_art#Wood_carving
For a fine example of Balinese secular sculpture of this type, see cat. no. 172, p. 173 in Urs Ramseyer, The Art and Culture of Bali, Basel: Museum der Kulturen, 2002.
PROVENANCE: Private English collection