Lot: 45

Head sculpture "malagan"

Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - New Ireland

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Wolfgang Panzer, Heidelberg/Mainz, Germany, collected in situ (1931)
Georg Elwert, Berlin, Germany (1993)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 17 September 2011, lot 71
Dutch Collection
H: 12.6 inch 5000 EUR / 10000 EUR

light-weighted wood, lime, red and black pigment, shell inlay, coiffure from blackish mass with inserted wooden splinters (now missing), ornamentally painted, plug-shaped projection, slightly dam., minor missing parts, cracks, rep. (left eye), paint rubbed off, base