Protective Spirit - Abelam - Papua New Guinea flag

Protective Spirit - Abelam - Papua New Guinea
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Object description :

"Protective Spirit - Abelam - Papua New Guinea"
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 slightly bent knees, the arms which go up on the torso.
Sex is visible and symbolizes procreation and lineage. A bird is stuck on top of the character's head.
Very nice stylization.
Wood, natural pigments. Slit at the base, broken and glued bird head
Abelam people, Maprik, Papua New Guinea
H: 91 cm
First half of the 20th century
Price : 950 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : Etat d'usage

Material : Bois
Height : 91 cm

Reference : 590146
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