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Ancestor Figure. Lower Sepik. Wood statue. Papua New Guinea.

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    Well carved and in good condition. Acquired from a retired mechanical engineer who was stationed in PNG on a gold mining operation. Authentic. From the 1940s.   Hard to find in this condition.

Wood Pole Kambot Ancestor Spirit Mask, Papua New Guinea

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Detail: Bold ancestor spirit mask from a Kambot village, Lower Sepik River in New Guinea. The knob at the bottom is for holding during dance rituals and ceremonies. Cassowary feathers surround the face. Collected in the early 1970’s. In excellent condition. Stand not included. This item is no longer available.

Old Punu / Lumbo Ancestor Mask, Gabon Africa

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Detail: This is a face mask of the maiden ancestral spirit Makudij with her typical whitened face and serene expression. These masks are usually reserved for important village festivities. The white pigment is kaolin, a clay-based material. Note the back of the top of the coiffure has an extra design… Continue reading
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