Ancestor Figure

Upper Ramu River region,
Papua New Guinea
19th century
Provenance: Old Dutch collection

Standing on slightly bent legs, this figure has a powerful presence. The patina is deeply encrusted and untouched. Its prominent pierced nose is framed by oval eyes and a menacing and smiling mouth.

Height: 11 inches / 27.9 cm
SOLD / IN 07-07-17