05-05-2018 05-05-2018
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3099B Boston
May 5, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Washkuk Female Figure,

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 05, 2018 10:00AM


Washkuk Female Figure, Upper Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, with straight legs, cutout arms holding hips, long pendant breasts, and angular face, with deeply incised pigment-filled designs on torso, encrusted dark patina, ht. 46 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Provenance: Private Collection, France; Douglas Newton Collection, New York.

Age crack at the bottom end. Some insect holes found.

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Papua New Guinea