Ammassalik Male Effigy

A rare male effigy figure shown standing with schematic features. Ammassalik Eskimos, South East Greenland. Wood with a fine patina of age and wear. 11 cm. Ex coll. :  Ex coll. :  the Danish artist Werner Pawl (1918-1970). Subsequently collection David Utzon-Frank, Copenhagen. See identical examples in the Gustav Holm collection in the Danish national museum, Copenhagen and in the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk.

Literature: See the two photographes by Robert Gessain of a man making grimaces showing the typical short-side male hair cut.