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Rare Sacrificial Post from Timor

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Rare Sacrificial Post from Timor

Lot 0004 Details

Description
A tall carved wooden post with geometric tribal motifs adorning the bottom and janus faces on top. This post was collected in Timor in the 1980's by a balinese Art dealer and was sold to an American collector a few years ago. The Post is known as "Ai Tos" which translates as "hardwood" and indeed it is very hard wood, so dense and heavy it is a bit like stone. The wear on this post must have taken generations to form. At one time a stone slab "table" was placed atop this pillar and the post was dressed in clothing and adorned with jewelry worn by warriors after successful head hunting raids. Such posts were were considered sacrificial altars where the trophies of war, incudling heads, would be displayed after battle, to thank the ancestors for their blessings. From Timor island, Indonesia. Measures 48.5 inches on professional custom display stand.

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  • Condition
    Very well worn, but incredibly strong and stable wood
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    Rare Sacrificial Post from Timor

    Estimate $2,000 - $4,000
    Mar 18, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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    0004: Rare Sacrificial Post from Timor

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    Est. $2,000 - $4,000Starting Price $1
    African Art Auction
    Sat, Mar 18, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
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    Lot 0004 Details

    Description
    ...
    A tall carved wooden post with geometric tribal motifs adorning the bottom and janus faces on top. This post was collected in Timor in the 1980's by a balinese Art dealer and was sold to an American collector a few years ago. The Post is known as "Ai Tos" which translates as "hardwood" and indeed it is very hard wood, so dense and heavy it is a bit like stone. The wear on this post must have taken generations to form. At one time a stone slab "table" was placed atop this pillar and the post was dressed in clothing and adorned with jewelry worn by warriors after successful head hunting raids. Such posts were were considered sacrificial altars where the trophies of war, incudling heads, would be displayed after battle, to thank the ancestors for their blessings. From Timor island, Indonesia. Measures 48.5 inches on professional custom display stand.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $100.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from California

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
    ...
    Very well worn, but incredibly strong and stable wood

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