New Guinea House Post Ancestor Figure

13635. New Guinea House Post Ancestor Figure

Iatmul people, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.

Large heavy wood post probably from ceremonial house, the curved top would have once supported part of the roof structure, the curved front displaying a spirit figure with large convex oval face, concentric ring eyes, tiny double perforated ears, one missing, and long cascading extension below face.

Size: 67 inches H. (170cm). + custom base.

Provenance: Dane and Todd McDowell Collection, OK, by inheritance from family; Ex. Ben Pickard Gallery, 2013.

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