Rarities: From the Himalayas to Hawaii
By Thomas Murray, with an introduction by Jonathan Fogel, Editor of Tribal Art magazine
A unique collection of ancestor sculpture and protective deities, following the ancient migratory and trade routes of the Austronesian, Southeast Asian Bronze Age, and Hindu-Buddhist peoples, this volume presents the particular taste of one individual, Thomas Murray, who has spent a lifetime studying this art in his endeavours as a dealer, collector, and field researcher. The objects illustrated come from widely varied cultures from Nepal eastward to Hawaii., with the overwhelming majority from Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The artworks documented represent some of the top examples Murray has acquired and retained over the course of a long career. They are characterised by sculptural balance and a harmony of line, as well as a rare quality of expressiveness.
58 works of art, early photographs, lithographs and an in-depth bibliography