Sepik River Male Figure, Papua New Guinea
height 15 1/2in (39.4cm)
standing upright with his arms resting on his legs bent at the knees, raised decorations on the chest and forehead; fine, dark-brown glossy patina with "H.982" handwritten in white on back of figure.
James T. Hooper, England, acquired in Northampton in 1951
Private Collection, Massachusetts
Private Collection, England
Hooper & Burland, The Art of Primitive Peoples, 1953, p. 131, pl. 43a
Phelps, Steven, Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas: The James Hooper Collection, 1976: p. 229, plate 124, fig. 982