Lot 87: A superb Nkuma Washkuk Yena figure

A superb Nkuma Washkuk Yena figure, Nkuma washkuk, Amaki village; Papua New Guinea

The figure of classical from, but exceptionally well executed, the face with high ringed perimeter, the brow thick and heavy over the flat facial plane, the eyes jutting forward and tubular, the nose angular and perfectly balanced above the simple smiling mouth. The face with remains of red enamel paint and old pigment, once white; the reverse with two prongs probably representing ears or a coif, the whole on a long characteristic support stake. A very fine example of older washkuk figural carving. H. 37 1/2"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by John C. Edler in Amaki Village, Nkuma - Washkuk, over 20 years ago

Price Realized: $200

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