Vovo stone head
Barok, New Ireland
Height: 8 ¼ in. (21 cm)
Ex collection Anthony J.P. Meyer, Paris
Ex private collection, Paris
Published in: Ferocious Poetry, Ancient Arts of New Ireland, 2019
Price: on request
This archaic stone figure belongs to a very small corpus. It is native from the southwest coast of the Barok region. It doesn't seem to be used in funeral rites such as chalk Kulap statues. Figures of this type are referred to as Vovo.