An Important Seated Male Figure, IATMUL People, Papua New Guinea

H: 50, 8 cm

Provenance: Collected by Father Franz. Kirschbaum, of the S.V.D (Societas Verbi Divini) at the village of Tshessbandai between 1925 and 1930
Julius Carlebach, New York, before 1956
Raymond Wielgus, Chicago, 1956- 1970, n° 56-45
Mr and Mrs William Struve, Chicago, 1971-75
Walter Randall, New York, 1975-79
John Friede, New York, 1979-2003

Literature: Raymond Wielgus, The Raymond Wielgus Collection, New York, The Museum of Primitive Art, 1960, n° 30 and illus. n° 2

Allen Wardwell, The Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection, Chicago, The Arts Club, 1966, n° 31

Allen Wardwell, The Art of the Sepik River, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1971, n° 60, p. 39

Frank Herreman, Océanie, Signes de Rites, Symboles d'Autorité, ING, Fonds Mercator, 2008, p.49, fig.27