Solomon Islands Dancing Girl Figure. Articulated, pegged upraised arms, painted body adornments, hair garland and grass skirt. Tropical Rainforest Kwila Hardwood (possibly same hand as Hooper Collection, Solomon Figure no.1096 p241, Vella Lavella Island C1880). Height 35cm (13.5").
This example published Oceanic Arts Society Vol.12, Issue 2 May 2007 p6-7.
Palmer, Arthur Beau 2007. The Dancing Girls. 19thCentury Solomon Island Realist Dynamic Portrait Figures. Oceanic Arts Society. Vol.12. Issue 2. May 2007. Syndey NSW.
Phelps,Steven. 1976. Art and artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and Americas. The James Hooper collection. London. (see page241 plate 1096).
Lot 388 Sothebys New York 2003
A FINE AND RARE SOLOMON ISLANDS, PROBABLY VEL LA LA VELLA ISLAND, FEMALE FIGURE 13.5 ins high