The legs are bowed to fit over one of the skulls on display. This carving is a large, tall piece highly stylized and beautifully done by hand. A wonderful and original work of Oceanic Art and a vintage 20th C original. The back has a hand-written note that says "New Guinea 80s" though the wood and wear seem to suggest it could be older which is why I date this between the 1960s and 1980s.The colors and low relief are really nice - the face, body, and limbs are all very well-executed in a primitive style. In great overall condition with no losses. Some minor wear and some natural age splits - one on the back which looks to have been filled with some glue to prevent further splitting.
It doesn't go through to the front and is only seen on the back. Really a fine piece that displays incredibly well! Measures 26" inches tall and 6" inches wide and 0.6 inch thick (66 cm, 15.2 cm, 1.5 cm).
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