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Ebony Female Figure - Massim/Trobriand Islands
Figure of a girl kneeling.
Massim people are from the Trobriand Islands. The Trobriand Islands are an archipelago of several low-lying coral islands situated to the northeast of New Guinea. They are part of Melanesia. The figure is carved from ebony and is weathered with some traces of lime infill. The face is carved in the style of the masters of protruding eyes, small damage to one ear, quite weathered. 20th Century.