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Large grade sculpture of a female

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Estimate $100 - $300
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Origin: Papua New GuineaDate: Mid 20th centuryMaterials: WoodSize: 50 cmAdditional Info: Large grade sculpture of a female from the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea with mystical symbolic meaning. This figure was kept in the mens spirit house (called Haus Tambaran or Gaigo). It works as a magical shield together with other figures in the Gaigo, generally protecting from bad magic worked against the village by marauding demons (Maselei) or magic generated by enemy sorcerers (Sanguma).The story from where some of these characters are drawn often refers to secret tales only known by the tribal elders. The figure was hand carved out of heavy wood. The figure carries a large bird on the head. Please look at all the beautiful details.No Reserve:This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.Shipping:Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from the NetherlandsYour purchase is protected:Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
Tribal and Ethnic Art


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