Asmat canoe prow decoration depicting superb sculptural form of two men restraining a cassowary.
Very three dimensional dynamic traditional carving.
Indonesia, West Papua Province (West Irian Jaya), Erma, Pomatsj River
Wood, white ochre.
Dimensions: L. 27.5ins. x H. 12 ins. W.8 ins. (L.70cm x H.30cm x W. 20cm).
See Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection; Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller and Mrs. Mary C. Rockefeller, 1965