Ramu, Lower Sepik River, PNG, 19th century
Previous collection: Steyler Mission, Wurtemberg, Germany
Inventory number 79.1.52
This wonderful and very old standing figure has a powerful presence.
From the front, the figure is very linear with a subtle curve to the right.
From profile, the figure’s proportions shift visually, highlighting
the curvaceous, powerful legs. The piece was carved with non metal tools.
The figure stands 9.5 inches tall.