Murik Lakes, PNG
Previous Collection Leo Fortess, Hawaii
This beautifully conceived female figure is of elegant elongated form.
A wonderful classic face is complimented by whimsical body with exaggeratedly
long arms grasping a bowl on top of the figures head. The posture of this
figure is symbolic of the carrying of food by women for distribution during
ceremonial occasions. This piece has a wonderful deep patina from use
and still has the original red pigment intact. In excellent condition.
This mortar stands 7.5 inches tall.