Cultured charm

Reference : 1564

Cultured charm
Character height: 14cm
Total height: 46cm
Early 20th century
Coastal region of the Sepik or Ramu River.
Papua New Guinea

Source :
– Marcia & John Friede. The Jolika collection, Rye, New York

A male ancestor stands on a geometrically decorated base. Arms at your sides, hands on your hips.
It is topped by a Janus-like face wearing a headdress decorated with lemurs.
Used to promote harvests, these hornbeams were planted in the ground.
They are carved at the top with an ancestral figure.

Price: €3,500

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