Lot: 27

87th Tribal Art Auction

Standing female ancestor figure

Papua New Guinea - Sepik

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 14.4 inch 1200 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, matt blackish brown patina, large heavy head, handle-shaped thin arms, slightly dam., minor missing parts, abrasion of paint. The head as abode of vital force is disproportionately emphasized. Such ancestor figures - just like the skulls - encorporate the deceased.