Lot: 20

Male ancestral spirit figure, early 20th century

Papua New Guinea, East-Sepik - Kubalia Boiken

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Thorsten Grimme, Sydney, Australia H: 25.6 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR

heavy garamut wood, greyish brown partly encrusted patina, ornamental painting in red, black and white in parts recognizable underneath, slightly dam., missing parts (both forearms with hands, foot tips), cracks, abrasion of paint, base

Hamson, Michael, Art of the Boiken, Palos Verdes 2011, p. 100, ill. 49