New Guinea Native Asmat Figure Carving with Canoe Bowl. This wood carving features a full standing male figure holding at center a canoe, with the middle hollowed out for ceremonial use. The upper portion of the canoe becomes a crocodile head, with the mouth extending to the figure's chin. The figure's buttocks is supported by a crocodile head. The carving measures approx. 22"H x 5"W.Provenance:Geologist Orrin Hardy Main, born in 1930, spent most of his storied career with Freeport Minerals Company in NYC which became Freeport McMoran Company, then with one of it’s subsidiaries, Freeport Indonesia in New Orleans. He spent many years in Jakarta, Indonesia, & at the company’s copper mining operation at Teambagapura, Irian Jaya.Mr. Main was an avid collector of local Asmat wood carvings and other artifacts throughout the region while he lived and traveled there during the 1970’s. Upon his death in 2012, these prized carvings and artifacts became the property of his children, Douglas, Constance, & Orrin Main.