Lot 15: A large Abelam male figure

People: Abelam
Papua New Guinea
H: 51 7/8"
The ngwalundu figure of classical form, with high raised head decoration, classical Abelam facial features, including rounded forehead, elongated nose, and ovate protruding mouth over an attenuated body decorated with arm, wrist, and leg ornaments on the remains of a once longer plinth; original pigmentation mostly gone. Deep reddish surface. On a custom base

Field collected by John C. Edler, former curator of the Hemmeter collection.

Price Realized: $100

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