Ancestor Figure

Lower Sepik River, PNG
19th Century
Field Collected by Lorenz Umfanger, Germany 1921
Ex: Loed & Mia Van Bussel, Amsterdam

This dynamic ancestor figure exudes presence. With its powerful expression and exceedingly large headdress; this figure commands attention. Its pose is filled with tension and the spirit of the figure can be felt by just gazing into its mystical shell eyes, which are original and not replacements. A wonderful rare example with a fine aged patina from exposure and use. In excellent condition.

The height of this figure is 19 inches.

SOLD / IN 712