Ancestor Figure, Nukuoro Atoll,early 20th century

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Lot 34
Ancestor Figure, Nukuoro Atoll,
early 20th century

Sold for US$ 112,500 inc. premium
Ancestor Figure, Nukuoro Atoll,
early 20th century
tino
Wood (Dysoxylum meliacae)
height 15 3/4in (40cm)

Provenance
Private Collection, Sydney (purchased in an old curio shop in the 1960s)
Lawson's, Sydney, 21 May 2001 (lot 130)
Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection, Honolulu, Hawaii
Private Australian Collection

Published
Kaeppler, Adrienne, Polynesia: The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art, University of Hawaii Press, 2010, fig. 224
Kaufmann, Christian and Oliver Wick, ed., Nukuoro: Sculptures from Micronesia, Beyeler Museum AG, 2013, fig. 62, illus. pp. 170-71, (BdG 2013.30) in the catalogue raisonné of all known 37 figures by Bernard de Grunne

While an early 20th century carving of the one of the most recognized forms in Oceanic art, the present work exhibits the classic minimalist tradition of this Polynesian outlier in Micronesia, and indicates that the carving tradition was still in existence at the time.
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Ancestor Figure, Nukuoro Atoll,early 20th century
Ancestor Figure, Nukuoro Atoll,early 20th century
Ancestor Figure, Nukuoro Atoll,early 20th century
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