MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE
MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE
MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE
MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE
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MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Sold:3,000USD

Lot Details

Description

MASSIM DOUBLE FIGURE


Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood, pigments

Length: 11 ¼ in (28.6 cm)

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Provenance

Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired by the 1960s

Catalogue Note

A related figure of very similar form is in the collection of the Museo Nazionale di Antropologia e Etnologia in Florence (inv. no. 7302; illustrated in Ciruzzi et al., Oceania nera, Florence, 1992, p. 81, cat. no. 38). It was collected in situ in 1898 by Arthur Scheidel, a German engineer who lived in Sydney and travelled extensively in the Pacific. Although larger in size (height: 22 in [56 cm]) it is of lesser sculptural quality than the present lot, which is notable for its expressive quality and the fineness of its deeply incised carving.

Pacific Art from the Collection of Harry A. Franklin
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