Primitive Ancestor Spirit Male Figure from the Sepik-Ramu Area, Papua New Guinea
This Primitive Ancestor Spirit Male Figure is believed to be from the Sepik-Ramu area, one of the most culturally diverse and rich areas of the island of New Guinea. Each village has a distinctive style. Most figures and masks represent clan ancestor figures or totemic animals or birds. Some of the ancestors are people known to living members of the village and some are from the distant past when the various clans emerged and migrated to their present territories and villages.
This item is used. Found in a Bali market, the carver, type of wood, tribe, or village location of the item's origin is unknown. Cracks and markings are from age and use. These can be seen in the photos provided.
- Hand carved - stained, blackened wood
- Primitive Sepik design
- Found in Bali Market
- 12 inches tall by by 3 1/3 inches by 2 3/4 inches
- Approximate Weight: 2.2 pounds
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