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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    A SEPIK RIVER ANCESTOR FIGURE

    NEW GUINEA

    Price Realised  

    A SEPIK RIVER ANCESTOR FIGURE
    New Guinea
    The male figure standing with the hands on the sides of the abdomen, the flat oval face with protruding tongue and carved nose ornament, the eyes inlaid with shell discs a crocodile in relief on the back of the head, standing on domed oval base with mask in relief on the back, painted ornament in red, black and white.
    63 in. (160 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Peter Natan, Denver, 1968