Here is a vintage carved figure from the Yuat River, a tributary of the Sepik. It was collected there by the late Peter Hallinan and was acquired by me at one of the dispersal auctions of his collection in Sydney, Australia in the early 1990s. He had it mounted on the stand it's still on, and the stand-maker drew the picture of it in felt pen on the stand's lower side.
Apparently, he did this with all his items with stands. There are several places on the figure with age cracks and there are random markings with a felt pen on the back of his head. In the groin area there are splashes of dark grey paint and yellow paint.
The figure was once painted over its entire surface with white paint or lime wash, of which traces remain. Measures 27" tall, 5" wide at the shoulders and the stand is 7 7/8 square. The item "Vintage Figure from Yuat River, Papua New Guinea, ex- Peter Hallinan Collection" is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania".
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