Lot 81: A superb Karawari Cave figure

A superb Karawari Cave figure, Ewa people, Karawari River; Papua New Guinea

The figure with classical Karawari face with raised eyes and jutting chin above sections with incising, the central portion with an openwork serrated spiral above a long openwork panel with a central serrated rib; the whole above a stylized leg. Fine patina of erosion commensurate with exposure to the elements over a long period of time. H. 57"

Property of an East Coast private collection

George Kennedy collection, Los Angeles

Price Realized: $850

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