A superb Punu figure
Gabon, exceptionally rendered in a medium brown hardwood, with finely striated classic raised central sugar-loaf coif with side locks, the pensive face with coffee-bean eyes and delicate incised brows. The nose and mouth delicately and sensually rendered. The body with pointed breasts, and protruding navel, decorated with asymmetrical scarification and indications of anklets above the feet. The proper right arm enigmatically conceived as smaller and bent, yet without any indication of past damage. Overall fine patina of age and use.
height 13 ½in