Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, ca. early 20th century CE. A tall wooden figure, hand-carved, in the form of a long-limbed male with his arms held at his sides and a prominent, flaccid phallus. His face is done in the characteristic Papuan shape, a rounded triangle, with a pointed chin; he has a long, large nose, a heavy brow, and a bulbous projection that forms the top of his head. His eyes are small-diameter, deep cavities dug below the brow and seem almost an afterthought in the portrayal of the face, with its other features more strongly delineated. The nose and remaining ear are both pierced and have woven rope looped through them. Comes with custom stand. Size: 6.5" W x 44" H (16.5 cm x 111.8 cm); height on stand: 45.2" (114.8 cm)
Provenance: Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970
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