Male Figure, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Lot 35
Male Figure, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Male Figure, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Wood
height 15 1/4in (38.7cm)

Provenance:
Jacques Le Brat, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
Private American Collection

The very unusual cubist composition of conjoined basic geometric shapes defines this Sepik male figure, the nose is pierced through and shows an intriguing asymmetry; varied light to dark-brown patina.

Cf. Fuhrmann, Ernst, Neu-Guinea Mit 290 Abbildungen, (1922: fig ) for a figure with similar cubist composition.
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