Sword Sheath Element 11837
Paiwan People, Taiwan
Wood, pigment
19th/early 20th Century
2 x 2.15 in/5 x 5.5 cm 

This is an exceptionally well drawn Paiwan-style head, with broad nose and connected eyebrows. Notice the effective use of negative space. This is an iconic Austronesian ancestor depiction.

Price on request

 

Thomas Murray
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Thomas Murray :: Sword Sheath Element, Taiwan
Thomas Murray :: Sword Sheath Element, Taiwan
Thomas Murray :: Sword Sheath Element, Taiwan