Korwar Figure with Shield
Geelvink Bay, West Papua New Guinea
Date: 19th century
Height: 12 ⅝ inches
Provenance: Field collected in 1883 by Lieut. R.ff. Powell, R.N. during a British-sponsored expedition 1882-1884. (Per period label attached to bottom.) Details of this voyage of discovery are published in: Cruise of the Maschesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu & Various Islands of the Malay Achipelago (Volumes 1 & 2), London, John Murray, 1886 (1st ed.) A leather-bound set of the volumes accompanies the Korwar.