New Guinea Sepik River Figure Ex - Columbus Museum Of Art
This Sepik River Region figure from Papua New Guinea measures 10 1/2" tall and was carved from a lightweight wood. This male ancestral figure appears to be from the first half of the 20th century. He has forward facing hands on his hips, elongated curling proboscis type nose,and a pointed ribbed headdress. The wood has an old crack behind the base of the nose, and upwards through part of the left eye. The figure was deaccessioned by the Columbus Museum of Art, and was originally purchased in a large collection in 1961. The hand painted inventory number is on the back of it's base.