Lot: 54

91 Tribal Art Auction

Standing male figure

Papua New Guinea - Middle Sepik, Iatmul

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 32.9 inch This object is not available anymore.

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.