Ramu; Lower Sepik River; PNG
Ex: Jef Van der Straete, Lasne Belgium
This ancestor figure is a beautiful example of early Ramu art. Standing
on strong legs surmounted by a tightly carved angular torso and classically
conceived projecting head. The 'texture' of the wood suggests that this
piece was carved with non metal tools. The fine aged patina exhibits decades
of use and most of the original pigments are intact. In excellent condition.
This figure stands 8.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 2003