Lot 88: A fine and well carved older Kwoma washkuk Yena

A fine and well carved older Kwoma washkuk Yena, Kwoma-Washkuk; Papua New Guinea

The Yena head extremely well carved with carved topknot or coif, the main portion with a deep concave facial plane, the nose carved as phallic and classical of the Kwoma Washkuk, the eyes as small nubs and with simple smiling mouth. The whole with numerous layers of pigment; the stake long and coming from the top of the composition with carved designs. A fine old figure of far higher quality than is usually found. H. 34"

Property of a New York Private Collector

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

Price Realized: $200

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