480
480

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FLORIDA

Miguel Covarrubias
NIAS ANCESTRAL FIGURE FROM INDONESIA AND ANCESTRAL FIGURE FROM MALEKULA, NEW HEBRIDES, A PAIR
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480

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FLORIDA

Miguel Covarrubias
NIAS ANCESTRAL FIGURE FROM INDONESIA AND ANCESTRAL FIGURE FROM MALEKULA, NEW HEBRIDES, A PAIR
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Miguel Covarrubias
1904 - 1957
NIAS ANCESTRAL FIGURE FROM INDONESIA AND ANCESTRAL FIGURE FROM MALEKULA, NEW HEBRIDES, A PAIR
i. Signed with the initials MC (lower right), also inscribed Gowe in dem vonn van een voorouderbeeld, te Hiligowe (moro'o). (Schroeder) (upper left) 
ii. Signed with the initials MC (lower right); inscribed Memorial figure made of clay and spiber webbs on a bamboo frame. New Hebrides. About 50" high. Chicago Museum of Natural History #133108 (on the reverse)
i. Watercolor and brush and ink on paper 
ii. Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper
i. 10 7/8 by 8 in.; 27.6 by 20.3 cm
ii. 11 1/2 by 8 3/4 in.; 29.2 by 22.2 cm
i. Executed circa 1938. 
ii. Executed circa 1946. 
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Provenance

Private Collection, United States (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, June 13, 2000, lot WIR)
Acquired at the above sale 

Literature

ii. "Art of the South Seas," in Vogue, New York, February 1, 1946, illustrated in color p. 130 

Catalogue Note

i. This image appears in the mural Art and Culture of the Pacific painted by Covarrubias in 1938 as one of a cycle of six murals featuring maps of the Pacific region entitled Pageant of the Pacific, commissioned for the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, California. Five of these murals survive and are held in the collection of the De Young Museum in San Francisco. 

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