Male Figure, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
height 15 1/4in (38.7cm)
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.