ANADEO ANCESTOR FIGURE
Lio People, Flores
19th-early 20th Century
H: 76 cm
© Thomas Murray Asiatica-Ethnographica, photo Don Tuttle
Exhibition: "OFFERING A COLLECTION OF EARLY CELTS, HAND AXES, AND PROJECTILE POINTS"
Ainu People, Hokkaido, Japan
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Elm bark fiber, cotton, embroidery and applique
H: 117 cm
© Thomas Murray, photo Don Tuttle
|Thomas Murray • Asiatica - Ethnographica
Indonesian Tribal Sculpture and Textiles, Himalayan Masks
JSC Gallery _ 3, rue des Beaux-Arts
Thomas Murray is a private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures. He also features Indian printed trade cloths from the 13th-18th Centuries.
He has placed objects in more that 30 museums on four continents.
A HALI contributing editor for the last 25 years, he serves as their "in-house" expert on all ethnographic textiles, with more than 50 publications. He has lectured widely, including "Ottoman Influences on Islamic Calligraphic Batik from Indonesia", "Li Textiles of Hainan, Seeking the Source of Lost Austronesian Iconography", "Lampung Imagery: Textile Iconography of South Sumatra", "Revealing Austronesian Aesthetics" and most recently "A Personal Perspective on the Collecting of Non-Western Art". Samples of his essays and book reviews may be accessed here.
Thomas Murray is Past President of ATADA, The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association. Thomas Murray recently served a three-year term as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the State Department. President Obama said, "This dedicated individual brings a wealth of experience and talent to his new role and I am proud to have him serve in the months and years to come."