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20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Ancestor Figure

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20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Ancestor Figure
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Description
Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, ca. early to mid-20th century CE. A stunning and sizeable hand-carved wood figure depicted standing atop an integral plinth and wearing a stylized mask, all adorned in red, white, and black pigments. The tall figure displays muscular legs, a lengthy body, and slender arms that fall from sloped shoulders. His hands lay folded together at his narrow hips, as his fascinating vizard exhibits a jagged periphery, a smiling mouth, an openwork, beak-like nose, and inlaid cowrie shell eyes. Size: 9.75" W x 43.25" H (24.8 cm x 109.9 cm)

Provenance: private Englewood, Colorado, USA collection; ex-M. Komor Gallery, New York, New York, USA, circa 1965

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#163714
Condition
Chips to base. Stable fissures to base, proper left arm, torso and back of head. Some nicks and abrasions throughout. Otherwise, excellent with nice patina and impressive remaining pigments.
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20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Ancestor Figure

Estimate $1,400 - $2,100
Oct 21
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0142B: 20th C. Papua New Guinea Wood Ancestor Figure

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Est. $1,400 - $2,100Starting Price $700
Fall Antiquities & Ethnographic Art Auction
Thu, Oct 21, 2021 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0142B Details

Description
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Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, ca. early to mid-20th century CE. A stunning and sizeable hand-carved wood figure depicted standing atop an integral plinth and wearing a stylized mask, all adorned in red, white, and black pigments. The tall figure displays muscular legs, a lengthy body, and slender arms that fall from sloped shoulders. His hands lay folded together at his narrow hips, as his fascinating vizard exhibits a jagged periphery, a smiling mouth, an openwork, beak-like nose, and inlaid cowrie shell eyes. Size: 9.75" W x 43.25" H (24.8 cm x 109.9 cm)

Provenance: private Englewood, Colorado, USA collection; ex-M. Komor Gallery, New York, New York, USA, circa 1965

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#163714
Condition
...
Chips to base. Stable fissures to base, proper left arm, torso and back of head. Some nicks and abrasions throughout. Otherwise, excellent with nice patina and impressive remaining pigments.

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