Figura di antenato - Legno massiccio - Sawos - Sepik, Papua Nuova Guinea

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Figura di antenato - Legno massiccio - Sawos - Sepik, Papua Nuova Guinea
metà del XX secolo - Eccellenti condizioni

Ancestor figure of the Sawos (Sepik region).
35 x 6 x 5 cm
473 g

On a rectangular plinth.
11 x 9 x 2 cm

The Sawos in the Middle Sepik region of New Guinea are divided into a number of clans, each of which is associated with specific ancestors and types of totems. These ancestral and totem beings are portrayed with wooden figures kept in the men's ceremonial houses. Wooden figures like these portray a category of powerful and dangerous ancestors called Wan or Waken, each figure belongs to a particular clan and is named after an important clan ancestor.

The exact ancestral relationship of this figure is unknown.
It comes from the Kußmaul Collection, Karlsruhe, and was acquired in the 70s.
It has a magnificent patina.


Insured shipping.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Figura di antenato
Etnia/cultura
Sawos
Regione/paese
Sepik, Papua Nuova Guinea
Materiale
Legno massiccio
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Condizioni
Eccellenti condizioni
Venduto con supporto
No
Dimensioni
35×6×5 cm
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