Admiralty Island Figure, New Guinea Art, Oceanic Art, South Pacific Art, Boston Collection, Michael Hamson, Tribal Art
Figurative sculpture from the Admiralty Islands are rare and this is a charming example carved from a hardwood. Notice the tilt of the body, the tongue poking out of the smiling mouth and the long loop distended earlobes. This one dates to the early 20th century, is 14” (35.7 cm) in height and sells for $9000. Questions?