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STANDING MALE FIGURE
New Georgia Island (Roviana), Solomon Islands
19th century
Wood, vegetable fibre, vark cloth and beads
H: 37 cm
Provenance : collected during World War 1 by an Australian army officer ; family collection by descent.
© Wayne Heathcote

A well carved important male figure standing on one leg, holding axe or baton in left hand, with pegged head and pegged ear rings.
MATTY ISLAND BOWL (APIA NIE)
Wuvulu or Matty Island, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea
19th century
Calophyllum wood
H.: 53 cm
Provenance : Johnson collection
Published in Power and Prestige, The Arts of Island Melanesia and the Polynesian Outliers, Hurst Gallery, first edition, October 1996, p. 79, n° 97.
Exhibited in « Power and Prestige, The Arts of Island Melanesia and the Polynesian Outliers », Hurst Gallery, Cambridge, 1996.
© Wayne Heathcote
Cut from a solid block of calophyllum wood and long considered a marvel of the wood workers art, this is a particularly large bowl of good proportions and patination.
Wayne Heathcote
Oceanic and Indonesian Art
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Galerie Nicolas Deman _ 12, rue Jacques Callot
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STANDING MALE FIGURE
New Georgia Island (Roviana), Solomon Islands
19th century
Wood, vegetable fibre, vark cloth and beads
H: 37 cm
Provenance : collected during World War 1 by an Australian army officer ; family collection by descent.
© Wayne Heathcote

A well carved important male figure standing on one leg, holding axe or baton in left hand, with pegged head and pegged ear rings.

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A specialist in primitive art from the South Pacific, who has been involved in the field for more than 40 years. My interest in the people of Oceania and their art stems from the early years of the 1960s spent as a field policeman and magistrate in Papua New Guinea.v
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