Lot: 2787th Tribal Art Auction
Standing female ancestor figure
Papua New Guinea - Sepik
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|H: 14.4 inch||
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.