Manam Islands Figural Canoe Implement, Ramu River Papua New Guinea
height 13 1/2in (34.2cm)
Joseph Herman, New York
Kevin Conru, Brussels
Private Collection, New York
This work is probably part of a large ocean-going canoe due to its swept back posture and the rectangular hole at the base of the figure. (Michael Hamson, personal correspondence).
Considerably aged surface patina with encrustations