Ancestor Figure

Asmat, Irian Jaya
Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Ex: Old German Collection w/ inventory numbers.

Asmat sculpture is known for its elaborate stylized representations of the human form. This example conceived in a delicate flat plane captures the viewer with its pure modern conception and highly emotive face. The surface of the wood has a deep antique quality due to its age; and there are traces of its original pigments. There are old inventory numbers on the back leg (#423)

This figure stands 26.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 2-12-10