ANCESTOR FIGURE

 

  • Ancestor figure
  • Asmat, West Papua
  • Wood
  • Height: 46 cm
  • Mid 20th century

 

Nicely open worked figure (praying mantis) holding a sago dish.                  Crowned with a head of a black king cockatoo (headhunting symbol).

 

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