Large Ancestor Spirit House Mask, Sawos, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic
To see more fine oceanic artefacts. Field collected, this is a fine very large carved Spirit House Mask from the Sawos, Papua New Guinea. Great colors (ochres) lines and expression. Wooden figures such as this Spirit house mask represent a category of powerful and dangerous ancestral beings called wan or waken and each figure owned by a specific clan is named for an important clan ancestor. These ancestral and totemic beings are represented by wooden figures kept in the men's ceremonial houses.
Pre post weight 2.9 kg. This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece.
Can also insure package if required. STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY ITEM. Pictures make up part of the description. The item "Large Ancestor Spirit House Mask, Sawos, PNG, Papua New Guinea, Oceanic" is in sale since Friday, January 8, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bubble_artefacts" and is located in Wurtulla, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Originating Region: Papua New Guinea
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Provenance: Sawos
- Product Type: Masks
- Era: 1980s