Lintel, Lake Sentani
Lake Sentani, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 19th century
Wood, black pigment
Height : 36,5 cm
Provenance : Renaud Vanuxem, Paris
Stone-carved in an extremely heavy wood, this mysterious object presents an iconography characteristic of the artistic production of Lake Sentani region.
The thick crusty patina, almost fossilized, is another indication of the great age of this unique sculpture. Possibly used to print motifs on bark.
Price ; 3.500 euros