Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture
Omu Asmat Sculpture

Omu Asmat Sculpture

Regular price
$ 10,000.00
Sale price
$ 8,000.00

A rare and important Asmat sculpture, omu; very fine open work. One small old split with native repair; otherwise intact. Data indicate the artist was Om. The images show this piece in situ. This type of carving is confined to a small Northwest Asmat region. Very little is known about its meaning. cf. Smidt, Asmat Art, pp 101 & 104, who cites an example Josefine and Eduard von Portheim Foundation, Museum of Ethnology, Heidelberg Germany. Circa 1950.

Northwest Asmat region, Irogo Village.
On custom museum stand.
310 cm/122 in