Figura ancestral - Madeira - Korwar - Teluk Cendrawasih, Papua Ocidental

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Figura ancestral - Madeira - Korwar - Teluk Cendrawasih, Papua Ocidental
2.ª metade do século XIX - Bom

A KORWAR CHARM FIGURE Papua, Indonesia Standing on large circular base, the face with arrow-shaped nose and faceted conical headdress, dark patina. 18 cm. high inc. Stand.

'The term korwar means "soul of the dead." Korwar figures were activated by calling upon the soul or spirit of the deceased to enter the figure. They were used to ensure success in hunting and fishing, to give protection in maritime travel and warfare, and to cure sick people. On the other hand, they were also used in sorcery practices to cause illness and death." (Friede, John, New Guinea Art - Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2015, p. 178)

Provenance
Leo and Lillian Fortess, Honolulu
# 104 Christies Paris 7 june 2005

Detalhes do lote
Objeto
Figura ancestral
Nome do objeto indígena
Korwar
Região/País
Teluk Cendrawasih, Papua Ocidental
Material
Madeira
Período
2.ª metade do século XIX
Estado
Bom
Vendido com suporte
Sim
Dimensões
14×5×6 cm
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