CARVED & STAINED WOOD SCULPTURE OF HEAD

by Manya Konolei (1883-1968)
France, circa 1930


20 ½” high; 5” wide; 16” deep

This wood sculpture of a downward looking head wearing a hat with flaps has a triangular wing coming off the rear. It is mounted on a cylindrical base. Konolei is an American, who worked in Paris in the 1930's.

Inscribed MANYA KONOLEI/PARIS.

Provenance:
Collection of Geoffrey Beene
Sotheby's New York, September 24, 2005, Lot #227

Inv. #97 - $18,000