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> HP0490 PATUNG SEMBAH RAJA 150mm Miniature Worship Figure SUMBA STATUE SCULPTURE WOOD
PATUNG SEMBAH RAJA 150mm Miniature Worship Figure SUMBA STATUE SCULPTURE WOOD
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Posted: 7th Aug 14
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Borneoartifact Item Number: HP 0490
ONE PAIR(Male & Female, note the private parts) Patung Sembah Raja Sumba / King Worship Figure of the sumba people from Sumba Indonesia.
Beautiful dark patina, excellent authentic miniature artifact sculpture from Sumba.
Height(with stand): 15 cm / 5.9 inches
Statue only(height): 10.5 & 11 cm / 4.1 & 4.3 inches
Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb
After packing: 1 kg / 2.2 lb
Wikipedia: Historically, this island exported sandalwood and was known as Sandalwood Island.Before colonization, Sumba was inhabited by several small ethnolinguistic groups, some of which may have had tributary relations to the Majapahit Empire.
In 1522 the first ships from Europe arrived, and by 1866 Sumba belonged to the Dutch East Indies, although the island did not come under real Dutch administration until the twentieth century.
Jesuits opened a mission in Laura, West Sumba in 1866.
Despite contact with western cultures, Sumba is one of the few places in the world in which megalithic burials, are used as a living tradition to inter prominent individuals when they die.
Burial in megaliths is a practice that was used in many parts of the world during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, but has survived to this day in Sumba, and has raised significant interest from scholars.
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