Global Art & Artifacts

Rare Hand Carved Male Spirit Figure.  Banaro Peoples.  Upper Keram River.  PNG.  Papua New Guinea

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This is a representation of the sacred cockatoo birdman from Sepik River area of Papua New Guinea.  This is a very personal object and is usually carried in a shoulder bag (or pouch), wrapped in leaves. The carving represents a local bush spirit and is carried for protection and good luck.


Circa mid-1900s.  Handcarved and in museum quality  condition.


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