Lot 80: A fine and well Carved Karawari figure

A fine and well Carved Karawari figure, Ewa peoples, Karawari River; Papua New Guinea

The figure of the type more commonly kept in the men's houses rather than in rock shelters, with attenuated body with hooks about a central jutting 'heart', the head with high forehead, cowrie inset eyes, long nose and jutting chin, the whole above a typical leg. Fine overall patina with remains of encrustation and ritual materials. H. 67"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Bruce Lawes, early 1970's
Ex. Bay area Professor's collection, purchased from Lawes.

Price Realized: $400

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