Lot: 119

94th Tribal Art Auction

Male ancestor figure "kawe"

Papua New Guinea, Asmat

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H: 53 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, pigments, base These figures represent the first humans, or "asmat". In the creation myth, a great cultural hero "fumeripit" carved many large human figures. As he began to play his drum, the figures came to life as the original people and formed the first clans.