Ancestor Figure


From: New Guinea | Dutch New Guinea | Doreh

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Native Name Korwar
Object Number P3587B
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea | Dutch New Guinea | Doreh
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

Memorial. Wooden figure of a standing man holding before him a shield of curvng openwork scrolls with a pointed top. Unusual for this type of carving, the face is realisitically represented. 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 30.5 cm
Width 13 cm
Depth 14.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 22428 - Dealer's Number

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