NEW GUINEA ABELAM MALE ANCESTOR FIGURE W/ BOLD PAINT
Origin: New Guinea, N. of the Middle Sepik River, Foothills of the Prince Alexander Mountains, Abelam People (Provenance: Deaccessioned from an institution in the Midwest. Contact me to request more info.)
Period/Date: Circa 1950ís
Materials: Hardwood and natural earth pigments
Description: This powerful ancestor figure "nggwandu" retains most of its natural pigments and features a fluid body with good movement. Its style is very classic and has the traditional stylized Cockatoo birds on the headdress. It comes with a wooden display base. In good condition except for some minor paint loss and a crack to one of the bird heads. I noted that the figure looks older in person than the photos suggest.
Dimensions: Height 35.5" (90.5 cm) Width 6" (15.5 cm)