Irian Jaya Bronze Statue - 20th Century - Indonesian, West New Guinea
Created with the lost wax technique. The sculpture is then encased in sand and formed again in molten bronze; the hot metal melts away the wax and replaces it. creating a unique cast. The statue is finally plated in silver.
Perfectly poised and bearing an elaborate headdress,
This likeness celebrates craft work that recall the rich traditions of Indonesia.