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