Ancestor Figure

Boiken, West Sepik River Coast
19th Century
Previous collection: Edy Hoff, Netherlands

This stone carved Boiken figure has wonderful personality. The expression on the face is fantastic; the animated nature of the grin projects an almost life like presence. This figure possesses oversized features such as the hands and phallus. The pigments are ancient and original; and the septum is pierced which is always an important factor in Oceanic sculpture.

This figure stands 8.5 inches tall

SOLD / IN 8-11-09