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Sepik Papua New Guinea Wooden Ancestral Figure

Lot 0357
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. 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. Measures 27" x 5" x 5". Good overall condition with age related wear and restoration. In house, Hill Auction Gallery continental USA domestic shipping $125 plus insurance. H.A.G., will refer local third party shippers for international buyers upon request. Local pick up welcome.

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Sepik Papua New Guinea Wooden Ancestral Figure

Estimate $100 - $1,000Sep 25