14 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 52,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
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.
Julius Carlebach, New York, 1962