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.

Price:  $16,500