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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A FINE PAPUAN GULF FIGURE

    WAPO CREEK OR ERA RIVER AREA, NEW GUINEA

    Price Realised  

    A FINE PAPUAN GULF FIGURE
    Wapo Creek or Era River Area, New Guinea
    Bioma, of flat form standing on curved legs, the arms upraised, the oval face with circular eyes in relief, the upturned mouth recessed, circular ears, the body, arms and legs carved all over with motifs in relief, painted white and reddish brown.
    37½ in. (95.5 cm.) high


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    See Newton, D., Art Styles of the Papuan Gulf, New York, 1961, pp.68-71, figs.155-168, for a number of closely related figures from the Wapo Creek and Era River aera.

    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1962