Lot 6
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Large Northwest Coast Polychrome Wood Figure

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 USD
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Description

  • wood
in a dancing posture, his exaggerated head with compressed chin, slightly parted lips, pronounced rounded cheeks, short hooked nose with incised nostrils, pointed oval eyes inset with abalone plaques, thick arched brows and low forehead, tufts of human hair inserted with wood plugs at the crown; fine aged patina overall with red and black painted details.

Provenance

Jay C. Leff Collection

Sold Sotheby's New York, October 1996, lot 188

Acquired by the present owner from the above 

Exhibited

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, October 15, 1959 - January 3, 1930

Literature

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Exotic Art From Ancient and Primitive Civilizations, Collection f Jay C. Leff, 1959, cat. no. 771, identified as "Standing Male Figure, Northwest Coast, Tsimshian from Upper Skeena River, British Columbia, before 1900 A.D."
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