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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    A SEPIK FIGURE

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Price Realised  

    A SEPIK FIGURE
    Papua New Guinea
    Of slender openwork form, standing with the hands held to the long nose which tapers to join the base between the feet, pierced twice at the top on each side of the nose, the elbows resting on the hips, the oval eyes in relief, conical projection to the top of the head, pierced through the ears and with a suspension loop at the back of the head, dark patina with traces of white pigment, old painted number: 24794
    22¾ in. (58 cm.) high


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    See Kelm, H., Kunst vom Sepik, vol.III, nos.60-65 for similar figures collected by Neuhauss in 1909 and by the Sepik Expedition in 1912-1913.

    Provenance

    Gallery Menist, Amsterdam, 1968