New Guinea Abelam Wooden Head
This New Guinea Abelam wooden carved head measures 9 3/4" tall x 3 3/4" wide x 5 1/4" front to back. This old example still retains most of it's original red and black pigment along with some of white accents around the eyes although faded from time. As the base was not cut straight originally the head tilts slightly to the left. A strong mid century piece with a nice dry patina consistent with it's age purchased recently from an old Southern California collection.