A carved wooden ancestor figure, known as. Made by the Sepik or Ramu peoples.
From lower the Sepik or Ramu river basin on Papua New Guinea. Age unknown - but we believe it to be pre 1940. Very competently carved, no guile, but a respectable and honest statue, no false beauty, patine or age.
It shows a standing figure on a cylindrical plinth. With a towering headdress and. Scarifications on the chest - taganap sigia - and shoulders.Around the upper arms and ankles carving, probably representing plaited bracelets and anklets, only worn by initiated men. The delicate linear decorations, in a composition of curved lines, some as pointed ovals and butterflies, will certainly represent a certain clan's motiv. Height: circa 35 cm / circa 13.7 inch. Condition: very good, no restorations and with warm red-ish patina, nice feel. This will be according to the PostNL conditions. If possible with tracking, priority and. The shippingcosts differ per country. PostNL weigthcategory of this item: 0-2kg.
The Hague, The Netherlands, EU. Chambers of Commerce in The Netherlands / KvK Haaglanden: file 27133335. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "delta98denhaag" and is located in this country: NL. This item can be shipped worldwide.