Micronesian Squatting Figure from Koror
This hardwood 6" tall figure is a hard to find variation of the traditional Micronesian squatting figures. This figure has heavily detailed hair on the back, sides, and front. The hands curl over the tops of the figure's knees, and end in flat tips. The feet start by the back edge of the base, and extend almost completely, to the front. The eyes are inlaid Opercula shells. The base is signed KOROR - D. TIRSO - 1953. Rich dark brown color with excellent grain.