Lot: 5491 Tribal Art Auction
Standing male figure
Papua New Guinea - Middle Sepik, Iatmul
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|H: 32.9 inch||
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wood, pigment remains, cowry shells, the back of the head carved with a crocodile, base Figures represent certain founding ancestors or cultural heroes, but various spirit beings as well. The transition above all regarding ancestor figures is fluent, for real ancestors are kept in reminiscence just for a few generations and become "anonymous" lateron.