Superb Antique ASMAT MALE ANCESTOR FIGURE. Ex. John Giltsoff
SUPERB ANTIQUE ASMAT MALE ANCESTOR FIGURE
Origin: Irian Jaya, Asmat People (Provenance: Ex. John Giltsoff- Spain, Ex. New York Collection)
Period/Date: Early 20th century
Materials: Reddish brown Hardwood (Likely Mangrove)
Description: This high quality ancestor figure shows superb old world craftsmanship! It is thin, detailed, expressive and sensitively carved with abundant negative space through the arms. His head is narrow and projecting with hands resting on the cheeks with puckered mouth. It has a varied surface with warm patina from long use. It has a very soulful presence and generous proportions when seen in person. Presented on a custom wood display base.
Dimensions: Height 19.75” (50 cm), width 4.25” (11 cm)