Female Ancestral Figure, Malekula Island, Vanuatu
height 35in (89cm)
Collected in 1935 by Charles Lewis, camera man and personal trainer of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. while looking for shooting locations of the future movie "Tarzan".
The black and white picture shown here was taken in 1935 and depicts tribesman coming back from a hunt (the figure is shown in the top middle area). They are preparing to cook the animal that they killed earlier.
Lewis exchanged a rifle with a Malekula Island chief for the present work.