Oceanic Art - Wood female figure, Abelam (Wosera), Papua New Guinea

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Oceanic Art - Wood female figure, Abelam (Wosera), Papua New Guinea


This is a standing female ancestor figure from the Wosera, Southern Abelam people of Papua New Guinea. She stands 24 high, is carved of hardwood, sports two woven bracelets and would have had pierced ears, had they remained on her head. There is a wash of clay over the wood. Please see other views and detail photos below. Early 20th century. #1884  SOLD
 

Oceanic Art - Wood female figure, Abelam (Wosera), Papua New Guinea, side view Oceanic Art - Wood female figure, Abelam (Wosera), Papua New Guinea, back view

Oceanic Art - Wood female figure, Abelam (Wosera), Papua New Guinea, detail

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