Tapa mask Nakanai people, New Britain. Provenance: Ex William Rubin collection (1927-2006). From 1968 to 1988, Rubin was a curator and director of the painting and sculpture department at the Museum of modern Art, located in New York city, New York . He pl
A Yina figure, Kwoma people, Waskuk area, upper Sepik, this very expressive Yina has all the attributes of good Kwoma sculpture, looking at the side view the nose is suspended from the forehead, much of the original ochre painted designs intact. Yina is on
A collection of four New Guinea artefacts, of wood and baked clay, including an Iatmul flute stopper, two Wosera ancestor sculptures and an Abelam yam ancestor sculpture, Papua New Guinea, 13-54 cm (4)
A Kwoma ancestor sculpture (mindja), of wood in ovoid form, the recessed visage with pierced eyes and mouth, heavy brow reach with projecting spike nose above openwork undulating ridge, polychrome pigments, Papua New Guinea, 194 x 39 cm
A fine Washkuk yam fertility sculpture (mindja), of wood in slender ovoid form, the anterior decorated with polychrome pigments, the visage with prominent brow and projecting spike nose, pierced eyes, mouth and apex above an undulating openwork medial ridg
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