Ancestor Figure

Keram River, PNG
19th century

This haunting figure from the Keram River is a perfect example of how nature can serendipitously bring out an object’s raw essence. The sweeps and curves of the body produce a beautiful flow and rhythm throughout the sculpture. This stone carved ancestor figure has a wonderful eroded patina with areas of encrustation from decades of exposure and use.

This figure stands 19.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN2024