This is a very unique old Latmul Male Figure from Kambot Village, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. The Latmul people are among the most prolific and accomplished of the region's woodcarvers. The primary focus of artistic expression is the men's ceremonial house.
Statues and figures are usually decorated with carved ancestral spirit faces. This wooden carved male ceremonial ancestor spirit statue with cowrie shell eyes and an ancestral face, decorated armbands, decorated loin cloth and a carved cap on on his head. Inside the ceremonial house sacred carvings such as debating stools, masks, ancestral figures, are stored away from the eyes of women and children. Latmul art even in ordinary houses have a lot of finely decorated objects. Always a representation of an ancestral spirit figure and mask are produced using a wide variety of materials.
This figure is also revered in the belief that they allow connection to the various spirits they represent. A wonderful male ancestor spirit figure to add to your collection and home. 27" tall 9 3/4" wide 5" deep Head 10" tall 7 deep Collected in the field, shows age, has a crack in the back on the figure and stand and a small crack in one shell eye. AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT THE WORLD OF BACARA.
The item "Papua New Guinea Statue Shell Eyes Sepik River Kambot Village" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.