ST1023 Balinese polished hardwood figure of a farmer tying a rice bale


Southeast Asia

ST1023 Polished hardwood figure of a farmer tying a rice bale

INDONESIA, BALI

PROBABLY FROM MAS, UBUD

MID-20TH CENTURY

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