| Ancestor figure [korwar]


Ancestor figure [korwar] 19th or early 20th century
wood, yellow glass beads
38.0 (h) x 17.5 (w) x 13.0 (d) cm
Purchased 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
NGA 2010.338
Photograph: Michel Gurfinkel, Paris © Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art, Paris

  • Possibly field collected by surrealist filmaker Jacques Viot in 1929
  • Ex-Andre Breton collection of non-western art prior to 1951
  • Auctioned from the estate of Breton in 2003.

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