Ancestor Spirit Figure - Wood - Angoram - Sepik (east), Papua New Guinea

Description
Ancestor Spirit Figure - Wood - Angoram - Sepik (east), Papua New Guinea
Late 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Ancestor Spirit Figure from Angoram village, Sepik region.
This ancestor figure have stood in the men’s house.
Ancestors assist one's life by interceding on a high plane to provide food, prevent and cure illness, acquire stature, and counter sorcery attempted via the ancestor spirit plane.
Statue was hand carved with primitive tools and painted extensively with black (charcoal), white (lime) and red clay pigments.
Lengt: 34 cm
Weight: 444 grams
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Lot details
Object
Ancestor Spirit Figure
Ethnic group/ culture
Angoram
Region/ country
Sepik (east), Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood
Period
Late 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
36×10×9 cm
Weight
395 g
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