Lot 79: A Fine Karawari figure

A Fine Karawari figure, Ewa peoples, Karawari River; Papua New Guinea

An unusual Karawari figure with large flattened face with deeply concave facial planes with eyes and nose emerging from breach, the body similarly composed with flat concave back with raised openwork 'anatomical' features, the whole with signs of erosion from exposure to the elements and having been left in a Rock-shelter. H. 54"

This unusual figure was found by John C. Edler in the karawari area and kept in his personal collection for many years. It is an unusual example from an outlying area.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by John C. Edler on the Karawari River over 20 years ago

Price Realized: $600

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