Yipwon cult figure, sculpture, tribal art, Papua New Guinea, oceanic art, Oceania

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 22700, louannec, France

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    Fragment of a Papuan sculpture called "Yipwon" collected in the village of Sevenbuck in Papua New Guinea. The Yipwon is one of the most stylized and symbolic objects from the Sepik River region. It represents a two-dimensional figure with ribs, a heart in the middle and a head. Large specimens like this one are placed in the "Haus Tambaran" (house of men) and are closely linked to the warrior world. Its other name, wanleg (from the English "one leg") in pidgin English designates all the figures in this style found in the Korewori river region. A curved fragment, with a well-preserved face and an opossum head at the top, made of wood that has been very eroded by time. Very fine piece sold with a base. 109 x 19 x 21 cm / €1,200 including base and shipping.

    Ref: I91YC9V4UC

    Condition As is
    Style Tribal Art (Oceanic Statues, Carving, Cult Figures of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (Oceanic Statues, Carving, Cult Figures 20th century)
    Country of origin Papua New Guinea
    Width (cm) 19 cm
    Height (cm) 109 cm
    Depth (cm) 21 cm
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 22700, louannec, France
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