Global Art & Artifacts

Rare and Old Ancestor Spirit Figure. Lower Sepik. Papua New Guinea.

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This figure, of an important ancestor or spirit,  incorporates a representation of two totemic creatures, the crocodile and – what looks to be – a bird head .  Note the tail and headdress.

Collected in the 1960s by an Australian Patrol Office by the name of Laurie Bragge.

I apologize for not having vertical photos.  THIS IS A VERTICAL STATUE BUT had to be converted to a horizontal format.  I am sure you can see the details however.  This statue is 37” tall.

This is a museum quality piece in very good condition.  A crack can be seen between the feet. They are rare in this condition.

For the Serious Collector.


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