Protective Spirit - Abelam - Papua New Guinea

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Arts Primitifs
20th century
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Beautiful representation of ancestor or protective spirit of the clan. This large male figure was probably kept in the house of initiations. It presents a male figure with the knees slightly bent, the arms which go up on the chest. The sex is visible and symbolizes procreation and lineage. A bird is stuck at the top of the character's head. Very nice stylization.
Wood, natural pigments.
Slit at the base, bird's head broken and glued
Abelam people, Maprik District, Papua New Guinea
H: 91 cm
First half of the 20th century


Style Arts Primitifs
Century 20th century
Height (cm) 91 cm
Materials Bois
Shipping Cost 18
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 69620, Ternand, France

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