Origin: New Guinea, Middle Sepik, Prince Alexander Mountains, Abelam or Wosera People (Provenance: Acquired from the descendents of television actor "Lane Smith" of Northridge California. His collection of primitive art was assembled in the 1970's.)
Materials: Hardwood, earth pigments
Description: This tall male ancestor sculpture might best be described as audacious and brute! The sculpture retains three quarters of its original yellow, orange, white, and charcoal pigments. His arms are slender and elegantly formed having pleasing curvatures. Note how the bottom of the abdomen transitions into a penis, flanked by oversized testicles in relief... It also has "transformational qualities" like a spirit face being defined within the torso region by concentric circles comprising the breasts (eyes), navel (nose), genitalia (mouth/ tongue). Its slender legs have kind of club-like feet and knob knees. Presented on a custom metal stand. In good condition yet showing age, wear and minor chips etc.
Dimensions: Height 54" (137.5 cm), Width 8.5" (22 cm)