Inlaid with Mother of Pearl? and other shell piece facial and upper body decorations.
Back of head is carved to represent hair
Condition: Large split in back and smaller ones in front consistent with age. The figure is in good stable condition. Several of the inlaid pieces are missing (one side of mouth, two decorations on upper body.
Weight: Approx. 3 lbs.
From a private collection.
Age thought to be mid 20th Century or earlier
She has been in my collection of Melanesian Art since the 1980's.