ITEM 11837

Sword Sheath Element

Paiwan people, Taiwan
19th early 20th Century
Wood, pigment
2 x 2.15 in / 5 x 5.5 cm
$3,500

Depicted here is an iconic Austronesian ancestor motif. An exceptionally well drawn Paiwan-style head, with a broad nose and connected eyebrows. Also of note is the effective use of negative space.

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