14 November 2008
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
Julius Carlebach, New York, 1962
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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.
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