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Lot 0343
Vintage carved wood ancestral figure from the Sepik region in New Guinea. Features a stylized figural form with inlaid cowrie shell eyes and bird form at the top. Measures 45" x 6" x 6". These would have been placed in special village houses and are held in considerable veneration. They are regarded as the dwelling place of the spirit of the departed and the honor paid to them depended on the position and power of the ancestor while living. These spirits are supposed to render aid to friends and relations. Good overall condition with age related wear. Hill Auction Gallery will not ship. H.A.G., will refer local third party USA domestic and international shippers upon request. Local pick up welcome.

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Papua New Guinea Sepik 45" Wooden Ancestral Figure

Estimate $100 - $1,000Sep 25