A Collection of 25 Micronesian Figures
|Collection No.||Coll - Micronesian Figures|
|Size||Heights 7cm to 30cm|
This collection of 25 figures represent the different styles of figurative carving from the Islands that make up the Micronesian Archipelago now called the Federated States of Micronesia. Some of these figures are from the 19th Century & others from the early 20th century up to the end WW2. I was delighted to see and learn about the great variations in the styles of these amazing figures, from cubist towards realistic form and one totally abstracted form ( possibly in the process of being finished )
See this example of a 19th Century Figure at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/319233
The most interesting and comprehensive study of these figures can be found in the article ” From Sacred to Souvenir, the squatting figure as a motif in Micronesian Art” in the Tribal Arts Magazine Autumn / Summer 2002 Issue, by Barbara Wavell. The article can be found online at:
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