"Weeper" Mortuary Figure

Jorai, Central Highlands, Vietnam

Wood

Probably early 20th Century

From an Australian Collection

35.5 in/89 cm

SOLD

With classic archaic pose, this figure captures all the brooding sadness of a funerary mourner, a powerful expression achieved with the most minimal of contrivance. Such figures would line the fence enclosing a sacred burial ground in the Vietnam Highlands.