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Lot 0051
44"h x 5"w with custom metal stand, Large-scale images like this one were owned by clans or subclans and kept in the men's ceremonial house, where they stood leaning against the back wall, the most sacred area of the house's inner sanctum. They depict primordial ancestral spirits, the figures served as vessels into which the spirits were summoned before a hunt or raid.  Each yipwon bore an individual name and often had a close relationship with one of the senior men from the associated clan.Overall very good condition has a vertical crack at the top apex of the structure

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Yinman Hook Ancestral Spirit Figure Yipown Papua New

Estimate $200 - $300Oct 14, 2017