Lot: 25

75th tribal art auction

Figure rituelle masculine accroupie

Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Abelam

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Pauline Missionary Association
Pacific Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (1985)
H: 43 cm 1200 EUR
Frais supplémentaires : 23% de commission, TVA, expédition et assurance transport

light wood, painted in traditional colours (red and yellow ochre, white and black paint), in half-relief carved from a block of wood, grooved decor on the backside, slightly dam., cracks (partly end-to-end), abrasion of paint, on metal plate;
reminding of the depiction of yams spirits "wapinyan". Carved for looking at it from two sides.