311. ANCESTRAL WOODEN FIGURE WITH EAGLE
ART REGION: OCEANIC
SPECIFICALLY MIDDLE SEPTIK, NEW GUINEA NEAR VIANNANZABI VILLAGE
CLASSIFICATION BY ART TYPE: FERTILITY FIGURE THE BIRD
DESCRIPTION: LARGE, DRAMATIC, WINGED MAN.
100 + YRS OLD
APPRAISED VALUE IN 1990’S OF $6,000
This wooden figure is carved as a man with a pair of shell eyes, painted with white pigments, and has an eagle on top with its serrated wings wide open.
H:40 1/2in(103cm) W:53in(127cm)