I know, Im
very shallow:) and thinking he never went anywhere besides basic training and then Africa, I couldnt
imagine he brought it home from some exotic land. But I appreciate your thoughts and will now follow up on what I can find about New Guinea or Asiatic art or just add it on top of the wood pile. It honestly does not appeal to me, I was just hoping it would to someone!
--- In mailto:African_Arts%40yahoogroups.com, Ed Jones <bucit@...> wrote:
> What makes you think it is African?Â Â Looks to me as if it may have a "Paupa New Guinea" (Sepik),Â or Asiatic appeal...Â Â
> From: kdragt <kdragt@...>
> To: mailto:African_Arts%40yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10:52 AM
> Subject: [African_Arts] please help identifying sculpture
> this is listed in group under pvl mask. it was in our home in storage probably since WW2 when my father came home from Africa, but I have no way to know for sure. ANy help identifying would be appreciated- also advice if I should put it in the fire place or drop off at NMAA would also be appreciated. It is about 2 1/2 feet tall 10 inches wide solid piece of wood with bone or ivory eyes.