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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- Ancestor Spirit Figure
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Sepik (east), Papua New Guinea
- Late 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 36×10×9 cm
- 395 g