Ancestor figure, Massim, Trobriand Islands.
This is a very tall Massim ancestor figure made from ironwood. Seated with the hands held to chin, elbows on knees, a band of whitened incised ornaments on limbs and base.
Condition: traces of weathering, cracks, min. dam., missing pieces (on the nose - see pictures), wear and use.
H: 45,5 cm - H: 17.9 inch.