Mindimbit ancestor statuette - Cord, Cowry, Wood - Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Description
Mindimbit ancestor statuette - Cord, Cowry, Wood - Sepik, Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Good

Mindimbit Masks and Figurines are remarkable for their finely detailed sculpture.
Their designs are similar to that painted on participants in initiations and other ceremonies.

Mindimbit is a big, well maintained village located in the Middle Sepik, next to the confluence of the Korosameri River. The Upper Mindimbit village is a seventh-day Adventist. This is not the case of the Lower Mindimbit village.
There are a few populations’ movements between both halves.
Both groups carve figurines and a few masks.

Private collection.

Lot details
Object
Mindimbit ancestor statuette
Region/ country
Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Material
Cord, Cowry, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
45×12×45 cm
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