single figure (figures (art))

Carved wooden figure, togog, of a standing female, probably of jackfruit wood. The figure is extremely elongated, with the left arm stretched down vertically along the side of the body, and the right arm raised alongside the hair, which extends perpendicularly above the face. The legs are slightly bent at the knee forming a gentle curve in the line of the figure. The plinth on which the figure stands is integral. The so-called 'elongated style' is said to derive from I Tegelan, a carver in the village of Belaluan, who was asked by Walter Spies to make two carvings from one piece of wood. Rather than cut it in two he made one elongated figure.

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