Magic Charm

Ramu, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, 19thc.

Classic in conception, this small figure contains the same presence as a large sized village figure. Created with non metal tools, it is finely carved and still retains all of its original fiber attachments. The face has an imposing glare, with deeply set eyes and an elongated nose wrapped in rattan. It's in excellent condition, having a varied and very old surface. Its original red pigment is still intact through- out the figure.

Height: 7.25 inches
IN 3-14-13/ SOLD