This is a Wonderful Old Carved Wood Ancestor Statue from the Boiken People from the Lower Sepik Region, Papua new Guinea. Coastal Boiken groups formerly created Statues representing a variety of male and female spirits and used by men during ceremonial performance. The Statues were kept as sacred objects within the men's ceremonial house. According to oral tradition, Statues originated when women heard the sounds of underwater spirits. The men, attempting to find the source of the sound, probed the water with poles.
Eventually, one man, Pantjapong, dived in and saw the spirits. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection and or home.Late 20th-Century COMES ON A STAND This mask shows age, in good condition. 25 Inches Tall 6.5 Inches Wide 2 3/4 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Ancestor Statue Lamingsian Boiken Tribe Ceremonial Statue" is in sale since Saturday, May 11, 2019. 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.