Almost 8-Foot Tall Primitive Statue – Probably Sulawesi
Posted On February 26, 2016
I bought this 7′ 9″ carved statue from a hillside estate in Eugene, Oregon. The house was filled with treasure but my car was nearly full, but somehow I found room for this. The deceased had traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, and Oceania in the 1950s and 1960s. Their daughter thought this piece came from East Africa, but given the style of carving and the peculiar stick figure composition – my guess is that it came from Sulawesi. I am asking $1200 for it – though I’ve seen similar figures sell for nearly $10k at auction. This piece is not flawless – there are several wide cracks in the head and wear on the base from careless handling at some point. Still – it is a striking figure. If someone can confirm or correct my point of origin on this – I would be grateful. Buyer will need to arrange and pay for shipping on this one. It is available to be picked up at my shop in Reedsport, Oregon.