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Lot 3003
Murik Lake Figure
Sold for US$ 4,406 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Murik Lake Figure
New Guinea, depicting a standing man, rigidly upright with slender arms hung to the hips, having spiral markings on the chest, shoulder blades, and buttocks, the oversized oval head with inverted cone top, close-set oval pierced eyes about the diamond-cut nose, with tiny pursed mouth and ridged beard, curvilinear incisions above the forehead.
Height 29 1/2in
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Part of a collection purchased by the present owner in New York tribal art galleries during the 1950's and '60's.