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Tall 20th C. PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Figure

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Tall 20th C. PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Figure
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Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, ca. mid 20th century CE. An abstract anthropomorphic figure, hand-carved from wood, with a large head and dramatic, tiered torso. The figure has small arms and legs, de-emphasized by the artist in favor of the ridges and openwork shown on the front of the chest and stomach. The face is simple, with a heavy brow ridge and triangular nose its main features. Size: 3.6" W x 26" H (9.1 cm x 66 cm); 27" H (68.6 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Healy collection, Studio City, California, USA, acquired over the last twenty years

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#127241
Condition
Inactive insect damage low on body, with some losses, with wear on surface commensurate with age. One ear also lost.
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Tall 20th C. PNG Sepik River Wood Ancestor Figure

Estimate $500 - $700
Nov 27, 2017
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Lot 0138 Details

Description
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**First Time At Auction**

Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, ca. mid 20th century CE. An abstract anthropomorphic figure, hand-carved from wood, with a large head and dramatic, tiered torso. The figure has small arms and legs, de-emphasized by the artist in favor of the ridges and openwork shown on the front of the chest and stomach. The face is simple, with a heavy brow ridge and triangular nose its main features. Size: 3.6" W x 26" H (9.1 cm x 66 cm); 27" H (68.6 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private Healy collection, Studio City, California, USA, acquired over the last twenty years

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.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#127241
Condition
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Inactive insect damage low on body, with some losses, with wear on surface commensurate with age. One ear also lost.

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