Ancestor Figure


From: New Guinea | Dutch New Guinea | Geelvink Bay

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Korwar
Object Number P3587A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea | Dutch New Guinea | Geelvink Bay
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Glass

Memorial. Carved representation of human figure behind shield. An ancestor figure, in which the spirit of the recently deceased resides. Formerly kept in the family house and consulted as to the advisability of important undertakings, such as long voyages or warfare.

Height 22 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 23615 - Dealer's Number

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