Please note this figure was not collected in Kinomere Village but in Old Kiwaumai village. The guarantee line therefore changes to A Magnificent, Extremely Rare and Important Urama Island, Iwaino, Old Kiwaumai Village, Halffigure of the God Iriwake, Papua New Guinea
Please note the Guarantee Line for this lot has changed since the publication of the printed catalogue. It should read as follows: "A Humboldt Bay Figure, Papua New Guinea".
Please note this lot was previously in the collection of Sandro Volta, Paris. Carlo Monzino, Castagnola, acquired the figure from the above in 1969 with the assistance of Franco Monti. Please note this lot was also published by Karen Blixen in La Mia Africa-sculture dell'Africa Nera-fotografie di Mario Carrieri,Milano, 1981, plate 3 and by Ezio Bassani (ed.) in Le Grand Héritage. Sculptures de l'Afrique Noire, Paris, 1992, p. 156. Please also note that this lot was exhibited in the Musée Dapper, Paris, Le Grand Héritage. Sculptures de l'Afrique Noire, May 21- September 15, 1992.
Please note this lot was previously in the collections of Jean Paul Delcourt , Abidjan and Paris, Daniel Hourdé, Paris and Hubert Goldet, Paris.