A RARE MALANGAN CARVED WOOD FIGURE
5.000 € - 8.000 €
Description:Northern New-Ireland, former Bismarck-Archipel, Papua New Guinea
Wood, vegetal fibre, pigment and shell. “Malangan” is the collective name for a series of cemenonies, masks as well as carvings, associated with the funeral and initiation ceremonies. These carvings are among the most technically complex carvings in Oceanic art and are commissioned from carving experts. They depict figures from clan mythology.
From an old private collection in southern Germany, according to tradition acquired from Ludwig Bretschneider in the 1960s - Minor damages due to age